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Juveniles still sent to British prisons

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.81 (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:81

The number of 15 and 16 year old boys held in British prisons while awaiting trials has risen by 86% in just over a year, says a report from the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO). The increase goes against the advice of the chief inspector of prisons, Judge Stephen Tumim, who has repeatedly warned that adult prisons put juveniles at risk of self harm and suicide. In a Home Office report in …

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