The government and the prison service need to
address serious flaws in the regimes for 18 to 20 year olds in
prison, the chief inspector of prisons declared this week.
Anne Owers has demanded additional resources
for improved education, training and more purposeful activity for
this group of young offenders.
She made the call after inspection reports of
Onley Young Offenders’ Institution and Hindley Young Offenders’
Institution highlighted unacceptable provision in education and
training. Owers said: “The gaps we identify at Hindley and Onley
reflect the impoverishment of regimes for 18 to 21-year-olds in our
prisons as a whole.”
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