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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’.
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.