In the Media

Young prisoners 'are neglected'

PUBLISHED November 1, 2004

Young adults in custody in England and Wales are so neglected they are a "lost generation" in the prison system, according to a report seen by the BBC.

Almost 75% of young men are re-convicted within two years of release, the Prison Reform Trust report says.
It adds 18-20 year olds are moved between jails so often that their education and training suffers and they become more likely to reoffend.