Week in Justice 22 April 2018

Most of the focus this week was on the probation service, especially on Tuesday 17th. On that day, HMI Probation published its thematic inspection into supply chains which formally confirmed that Transforming Rehabilitation's aspiration to involve more voluntary sector organisations  in work with offenders had completely failed to materialise, rather the sector had shrunk through lack of funding from cash-strapped CRCs.

On the same day both the probation and prison chief inspectors and Prisons and Probation Minister, Rory Stewart, gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee on Transforming Rehabilitation and how best to fix it.

In prison news, there was another critical inspection report and another disturbance.

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