In the Media

'Concern' over child jail numbers

PUBLISHED July 1, 2005

Scotland's chief inspector of prisons has expressed concern at the number of children who have been in jail in the past 12 months.

Children are being locked up in a young offenders' institution more than a year after inspectors advised against it.
The Polmont Young Offenders' Institute near Falkirk is designed to hold 16 to 21-year-olds, but 11 children have been held there in the past year.