The campaign to End Child Imprisonment has today published Principles and minimum expectations for children deprived of their liberty, which provides a framework for addressing harmful behaviour and supporting vulnerable children outside of prison settings.
Child Imprisonment: Why we should abolish imprisonment for children and young people, the latest from the campaign to end child imprisonment, is a short documentary about the harms of depriving children of their liberty.
Dr David Scott interviews campaigners who have been personally affected by the issue, and Carolyne Willow, Director of Article 39.
David closes the video saying:
Speech given to the Youth crime and public policy interventions conference, University of Surrey, Friday, 4 July 2017
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has welcomed the decision by the Ministry of Justice to scrap its plans for a so-called 'secure college' for young prisoners. The announcement was made yesterday in parliament, by prisons minister Andrew Selous.
Answering a question from Conservative MP, Suella Fenandes, Mr Selous said:
J M Moore explores the Harris Review into self inflicted deaths in custody and warns that despite the report's focus on vulnerabilities, progressive reforms will always be temporary
The proportion of black and ethnic minority children and young people held in the youth justice system has increased sharply over the last decade, according to an analysis by The Guardian. The original data comes from the Youth Justice Board and includes young offender institutions, secure detention centres and secure training centres in England and Wales.
Ayesha Carmouche, Policy and Parliamentary Officer at INQUEST, writes about the failure of prisons to protect children and young people in their care and deal with their social problems.
Two weeks ago our Director, Richard Garside, wrote to Andrew Selous MP, the Minister for prisons, probation and rehabilitation, about the government's secure college proposal.
The Minister has now replied. His letter can be downloaded below.
In his letter Mr Selous:
Following a letter published last week in the Daily Telegraph against the 'warehousing' of young people, we were one of a number of organisations invited to attend a meeting at the Ministry of Justice on 21 October 2014.