Another busy week in criminal justice. The MoJ announced it would review the rules which allow pain-inducing forms of restraint on young offenders after concerns about legal action by a number of charities.
Crown Prosecution Service Chief Alison Saunders revealed the extent of problems over disclosure in rape cases and said it was impossible to ignore the impact of austerity-driven cuts of 20% CPS lawyers.
It also seems likely that there will be a much higher proportion of new judges from a working class background although progress on racial diversity remains slow.
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97 cases with signs of asphyxiation
Impact of cuts clear to see
Forty-seven rape cases dropped
Important Waltham Forest report
We need an evidence-based response
Prisons Minister Rory Stewart talks to Inside Time
Positive overall, but growing concerns about violence.
Including Anjem Choudary
Centre for Mental Health pilot
Why there are drugs in prison
Two prisoners make a fresh start as barbers
Great TEDx talk on great prison initiative
Keith Potter recounts his experiences
Play about Fine Cell Work until 23 June
How technology is making prisons more secure
Forwards on social mobility but not racial diversity
How non-crime demand is impacting on the police
Sentencing Council disappoints
Closing date 25 June