In the Media

Child prisoners 'face weakness in system'

PUBLISHED April 20, 2004

Provision for child prisoners in England and Wales has improved but there are still "significant weaknesses" in the system which need to be addressed, according to reports published today.

Juveniles in Custody, published by the chief inspector of prisons and the Youth Justice Board, and Girls in Prison, released by Ofsted, found there had been a number of positive changes in the way things were run but highlighted the need for much greater investment in mainly 15-17-year-olds on their release.