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Young Offenders: Prison Accommodation

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) male and (b) female young offenders aged 10 to 17 years old were held within an adult prison in the last 12 months. (206887)

Juvenile prisoners are usually held in designated juvenile units and prisons. In exceptional individual circumstances juveniles may be held separately within over-18 accommodation for a short period.

Detailed information on whether any under 18s were being held in over-18s accommodation in each of the last 12 months could only be provided by manual checking of individual prisoner records at disproportionate cost.