Week in Justice 12 August 2018

An interesting week in criminal justice despite it being holiday season. Three main stories stand out:

  1. The MoJ issued a press release detailing the uptake in mental health, drug & alcohol treatment requirements in five pilot areas with offenders frequently receiving community sentences instead of short periods of custody.
  2. The MoJ published Rosie Meek's research on the role of sport in prison.
  3. A high court judge ruled that it was unacceptable for the justice secretary David Gauke to pressurise the Parole Board chair Nick Hardwick into resigning, and that the board lacks independence from the government.

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