Prisons were in crisis the whole year, low staffing levels contributing to very unsafe environments for both prisoners and staff.
The year ended with the Chief Inspector of Probation, Dame Glenys Stacey, publishing an extremely critical annual report which not only exposed the poor performance of most probation areas but questioned the viability of the Transforming Rehabilitation model.
But what do you remember about the year?
I hope the quiz below will provide you will a few moments diversion over the holiday period (even if you are at work when you do it).
All the answers are to be found somewhere on the pages of this blog.