In the Media

£16m to to build teenage prisons

PUBLISHED April 21, 2004

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.