Reconstruction of young offenders
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Report: Young offenders failed by prison systems

Young people detained in prisons and other secure establishments are being failed by the system, according to a report published on Thursday.

The Deputy Children's Commissioner for England says that mental health problems are not properly assessed and physical restraint is frequently used.

The report is based on a series of unannounced visits as our social affairs correspondent Alison Holt reports.

  • 22 Jun 2011