Privatising children's prisons

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

You can now read an article by Hannah Pittaway on the Reclaim Justice Network website about the various ways that the privatisation of prisons undermines the safety and care of vulnerable children inside them. 

In January a Panorama investigation uncovered serious violent abuse of child prisoners at G4S-run Medway Secure Training Centre. 

Hannah's article argues that the kind of abuse witnessed at Medway is a systemic by-product of the privatisation of these public services, rather than an isolated occurrence.