You can read the full speech here. The Probation Institute is disappointed by the lack of understanding about the impact on change of size of the prison population. We welcome the committment to improving mental health provision in the CJS. We would have liked to see greater regard for the huge daily efforts of probation and rehabilitation and at least an acknowledgement of the initial findings of the Lammy Review of racial bias. We will continue to work with colleagues for greater recognition of community based sentences and provision to meet the needs of the many for whom prison is not the solution.