Children and Young People in Custody 2010-11
An Analysis of the Experiences of 15–18-Year-Olds in Prison
- HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the Youth Justice Board (YJB)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Children and Young People in Custody 2010-11: An Analysis of the Experiences of 15–18-Year-Olds in Prison' looks at how young people aged 15 to 18 found their own experience of imprisonment in 2010-11.
The number of children and young people in custody, held in young offender institutions, continued to fall during 2010-11 from 1,977 to 1,822. As a result, in 2010-11 the children and young people's estate has reduced, with 710 spaces decommissioned and five young offender institutions closed, including a unit for young women.
Demographic information indicates a changing profile of the children and young people in custody and reflects the vulnerability of the population
Results include that:
the proportion of black and ethnic minority young men, already over-represented, rose to 39% (from 33% in 2009-10);
the number of foreign national young men increased to 6% (from 4% in 2009-10); and
the number who identified as Muslim reached 16% (compared with 13% in 2009-10).
However, this report found that while conditions for some had improved, for the majority the experience had deteriorated. Compared with 2009/10, young men were less positive about their treatment in reception and the facilities offered on arrival, and fewer said that they felt safe on their first night.
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