In the Media

'No jail protection for children'

PUBLISHED August 16, 2004

Children in jail will not be protected by new rules which include the use of physical restraint, the Howard League for Penal Reform says.

Under the rules, due in September, children could spend hours alone in cells with little education or exercise and be routinely stripped, it says.
The criticism comes as a 14 year old was found hanged at a private remand centre in Co Durham. Adam Rickwood is believed to be the youngest child to die in custody.