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young offender institution

a place of detention for persons under 21 years of age. The idea is to keep the younger offender away from the older and more experienced criminals in the adult prisons that would otherwise become ‘academies of crime’.
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There are 15 young offender institutions across England and Wales housing 15 to 17-year-old males and 17-year-old females who have been given a custodial sentence.
But local authority social services departments were still uncertain over their rights to intervene and offer help and protection at local young offender institutions to child inmates.
Mr Watson has worked at various prisons and young offender institutions and was a deputy governor at Kirklevington Young Offender Institution, Thorn Cross Young Offender Institution and Bullington Prison, near Bicester, and deputy head of prison service training at Newbold Revel.

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