Inspectorate calls for end to 'harmful solitary confinement' of child prisoners


The chief inspector of prisons is calling for a major overhaul of the way isolation is used in young offender institutions (YOIs) after an investigation revealed “multiple and widespread failings” in current practice.

Some children left their cells for just 15 minutes a day, the report states. Picture: Adobe Stock
Some children left their cells for just 15 minutes a day, the report states. Picture: Adobe Stock

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