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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’.
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.