Week in Justice 3 June 2018

A sense of progress on prison reform and confidence in the current political leadership at Petty France was undermined again on Thursday when Prison Chief Inspector Peter Clarke issued his second "urgent notification" requiring the Justice Secretary to make rapid improvements to Exeter Prison where violence and easy access to drugs remained the norm despite a critical inspection 18 months ago and a substantial increase in staffing.

On a brighter note, there was a big step forward for Ban the Box campaigners with university applicants no longer required to disclose previous convictions.

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