“We are recreating Bedlam. People who could be helped to lead happy, constructive and crime-free lives are condemned to a petty criminality and a life of incarcerated violence at taxpayers’ expense.”
— Frances Crook, quoted in The crisis in prison mental health services

Pakistani court throws out murder charge against baby boy

A Pakistani judge threw out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby on Saturday, lawyers said, in a case that cast a spotlight on Pakistan’s dysfunctional justice system. Full story

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Photograph: Cartoon Movement/VJMovement/LSE

The London School of Economics is hosting an exhibition of cartoons that address issues of justice and security. The images are provided by the VJM’s Cartoon Movement, a global collaborative platform for editorial cartoons and comics journalism. The exhibition in London runs until 17 February