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Youth Custody Sentences

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juveniles and young adults, respectively, were serving youth custody sentences in (a) prisons and (b) remand centres on the most recent convenient date.

The latest readily available information is given in the following table. Of the trainees shown, all the juveniles and some 40 per cent. of the young adults were being held for allocation or transfer to a youth custody centre, or for other temporary purposes, or had a net sentence of less that 21 days.

Youth custody trainees held in prisons and remand centres in England and Wales on 31 August 1983 by age and type of establishment.
Type of establishmentUnder 1717 and over
Remand centres25155
Chelmsford prison†255
Other prisons25815
All prisons and remand centres501,225
* Based on central records which are approximate
† A prison for young offenders