Two ongoing justice issues were in the news this week. The scale and difficulties of the court modernisation programme surfaced again ahead of next week's National Audit Office progress report and the ongoing difficulties around court disclosure.
In other news, HMI Probation formally launched their new standards; CRCs and NPS areas will be rated on a new 4-point scale (Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate) and it emerged that the MoJ is further delaying the implementation of its women offenders strategy, to the disappointment of many.
As always, click on the tile to see the full story - and enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.
MoJ reportedly can't afford it
Corston: we are going backwards
Examining deaths in women's prisons
New rating system too
Poor conditions despite staff's best efforts
That Inside Time story...
PACT's new animation explains prison to children
Hardwick on separating parole from MoJ
New challenges for the parole board
The John Massey story
Total staffing c10k by 2022
Unrepresented defendants in Crown Court
The need to avoid ‘unconscious bias’
Caused by cuts, digital evidence & sexual abuse cases
Rory Stewart writes to Justice Committee
Letter about chairing farm review
New guidance on ‘reluctant complainers’
When victims suffer twice | Guardian Editorial
Closing date 28 May