A busy week in criminal justice with news and new resources across a number of areas. The MoJ published its new education and employment strategy for adult offenders, updated its single departmental plan and started the legislative process to change fundamentally how judges operate as part of the court modernisation programme.
The new transparency arrangements whereby members of the public will be able to request summaries of Parole Board decisions also came into force.
However, perhaps the most significant piece of news was Justice Secretary David Gauke announcing that he would like to reduce the prison population by giving less serious offenders community sentences.
As always, click on the tile for the full story and enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.
Adult prisoners strategy
New Unlock guide for MoJ
Justice Secretary wants prison population down
Promoting wellbeing from the inside-out
4 main objectives...
Big changes to judges' roles
Too many public contracts in too few hands
A mixed but generally positive report
Excellent new animation explains parole process
New transparency from 22 May 2018
New Radio 4 series
Great resource for YOTs
Northern Ireland study
New Home Secretary with different tone
DBS revamp four years late, £230m over budget
50 local authorities using PSPOs
Following a major disclosure failure
Rehab focused prisons in Brazil
New Orleans jail records inmates' calls to lawyers
Up to £35k