Scotland's chief inspector of prisons last night demanded urgent action to end the "shocking" practice of sending children to adult prisons.

Dr Andrew McLellan launched a scathing attack on the policy after unveiling his report into Kilmarnock jail, which revealed five 15-year-old boys were sent there in the last year because there was nowhere suitable to put them.
Following his inspection of Scotland's only privately run jail, he said the prison "regularly" found itself forced to contain children.

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