The major criminal justice news this week was the MoJ's long awaited announcement on the future of the probation service. The Justice Secretary acknowledged that Transforming Rehabilitation had failed and the MoJ will be radically revising the structure of probation. CRCs will remain in England (not Wales) but their contracts will be ended two years early and from 2020 there will be just 10 CRCs mapped against NPS regions.
There's plenty of other news too including a prisoner's judicial review of parole post-Worboys as well as an interesting new HMPPS study on what prisoners think of being recalled.
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MoJ sets out new plans for probation.
Information on the public consultation
...in one place. (July 2018 edition)
Holme House Drug Recovery Prison
Worboys fall out
Fascinating new HMPPS research
Real progress but violence needs to be addressed
Recommends 2.75% increase
Prison Reform Trust briefing
London women diversion scheme
John Massey on his 43 years inside
HMP Leeds resettlement
Springhill prisoners performing at the Royal Court
Preparing for release with VR
Going through the justice system
Policy Exchange advocates life imprisonment
Guardian long read
Stripped of funding
Highest figure for over a decade
Violence linked to lack of opportunity
Public Accounts Committee report
Prof James Crabbe
Chertsey. Closing date 28 August
One man's desistance journey
Using Biosocial Criminology to Enhance Offender Rehabilitation