young offender institution

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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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Youth aged 14-19 years, resident in or admitted to the three youth custody centres in BC (Burnaby, Prince George and Victoria) between January and August 2006 and not previously enrolled, were invited to participate in the study.
The ministry operates a total of three youth custody centres in B.
Launay and Murray (1989), in their assessment of the program at the Rochester Youth Custody Centre in the United Kingdom, found that following the program, offenders "rate victims more positively .
A prison officer found the poem while searching Nicky Jacobs's cell at a youth custody centre in 1988.
It has had several purposes over the years - serving as a detention centre, a youth custody centre and an open young offenders institution.
s Lakeview Youth Custody Centre will close this fall.
Maurice Travis is alleged to have killed Alan Averall, who was found collapsed at the Stoke Heath Youth Custody Centre near Market Drayton, North Shropshire, on Tuesday.
An 18-year-old appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of a fellow inmate at a Midland youth custody centre.
Despite the complaints of children, no one thought the restraint holds being used in Britain's youth custody centres were dangerous.
Even the beloved Margaret Thatcher found out that having intensive youth custody centres did nothing other than produce fitter and more aggressive thugs.
Let's build more prisons, more youth custody centres with far more staff for close supervision at all times.
They were replaced by youth custody centres with short sentences lasting four to six months.

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