Joint call for closure of child prisons

The campaign to End Child Imprisonment has today published Principles and minimum expectations for children deprived of their libertywhich provides a framework for addressing harmful behaviour and supporting vulnerable children outside of prison settings.

 The campaign is a coalition of organisations and individuals who propose alternatives to child imprisonment and minimum expectations and standards for cases where it is absolutely necessary to deprive children of their liberty. Article 39 is leading the campaign and their Director said: ...

18 April 2019

End child imprisonment video by Open University

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:

We need to think again about what we mean by child prison as a

10 April 2019

Youth justice policy: Present and future

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is an independent educational charity, based in London, that advances public understanding of crime, criminal justice and social harm. Through partnership...

13 July 2017

Centre welcomes scrapping of 'secure college'

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,...

10 July 2015

Sharp rise in proportion of young BME prisoners

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 ...

30 June 2015

Stolen lives and missed opportunities

In April 2015, an inquest into the death of 18-year-old Greg Revell in Glen Parva YOI finished. Greg, a vulnerable young man showing vivid signs of previous self-harm, was sent to prison despite...

30 April 2015