Jailed teenage girls are to be held separately from adult women prisoners under a £16m plan announced by the home secretary during a visit yesterday to Holloway prison, north London.

A network of four specialist units is to be built at existing prisons by 2006 to end the practice of detaining teenage girls alongside adult inmates. There are currently 86 girls aged 15 to 17 held in adult prisons in England and Wales.

0 comments… add one

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to toolbar