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Youth Custody

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department's policy is on sharing of prison cells between under 21-year-olds and adults on remand. (261660)

Establishments operate a policy that young adult remands (18 to 21-year-olds) do not cell share with adult remands. Remanded young adults are either placed into dedicated young offender institutes or into local 'adult' prisons. Where accommodation is within the main adult estate, young adults would not share with adults.