The Howard League for Penal Reform today called for evidence as
part of a major independent inquiry into the treatment of children
custody, writes Clare Jerrom.
A year after the death of Gareth Myatt, who died after being
restrained at the privately-run Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre
in Rugby, the penal reform charity is calling for evidence from
people working with children in custody, young people who have
spent time behind bars, their families and legal and other
The inquiry, headed by Lord Carlile was established following
the charity’s concern about the use of physical restraint,
solitary confinement and strip-searching of children
Evidence should be submitted via email or letter by 31 May.
For more information go to www.howardleague.org/carlileinquiry.htm