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Junior Detention Centres

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has yet decided upon a screening process for those boys to be subjected to the short, sharp shock regime; and if he will give the reasons for his decision.


asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what screening processes he will put into operation to decide which young offenders will receive the short, sharp shock treatment.

Medical officers at New Hall and Send detention centres will consider whether persons received from the courts are physically or mentally unfit for the regime and if so arrangements will be made for transfer elsewhere. The catchment areas of the detention centres will be revised so that persons initially sentenced to more than three months who would have gone to New Hall or Send will be sent to other detention centres.