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Letters The inside story on prison health

Tackling the problems of juvenile offenders

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 18 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3926
  1. J Leslie Hardman, retired GP and member, Independent Monitoring Board for Juvenile Prison1
  1. 1Bolton BL2, UK

Ginn’s series of articles on prison health was probably overdue. Although he carefully categorised certain groups of the prison population (such as older people, women, and those with mental disorders), he left out an important cohort—juveniles.1 2

At the last count (December 2012), 1523 young …

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