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We must stop treating juvenile offenders as lost causes

Juvenile offenders need safety, care and a proper education

12 December 2020

9:00 AM

12 December 2020

9:00 AM

At the end of October, just before I started as HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, the inspectorate and Ofsted visited Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre near Rugby. Rainsbrook was built by the Blair government to house the increasing numbers of children imprisoned as a result of policing targets and tough-on-crime policies and it was one of four centres contracted out to private providers.

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