I write as the grieving mother of another teenager who died whilst in the so-called care of a young offender institution
. My only child Sarah, 18, died in January 2003, one day into a sentence at HMP & YOI Styal, Cheshire.
Selby was given 36 weeks in a young offender institution
but his sentence will be reduced by the 134 days he spent on remand.
Like Joseph,my daughter was also in the so- called care of a Young Offender Institution
when she died.
The court had heard how her illegal affair began in February 2008 at Aylesbury Young Offender Institution
before McDade became pregnant around three months later.
He was sent to a young offender institution
for 15 months and banned from driving for three years after admitting dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop after an accident and having no insurance.
Also involved in the protest was campaigner Yvonne Scholes,of Meliden, near Prestatyn, whose son Joseph,16,died nine days after being admitted toStokeHeath Young Offender Institution
, near Market Drayton, in March 2002.
A wing of Deerbolt Young Offender Institution
, near Barnard Castle, Co Durham, was wrecked.
Secure training centres provide detention and education for those aged up to 18, while young offender institutions
are usually for those aged 15 to 20.
HALF of social worker posts in young offender institutions (YOI) are lying empty, putting young people at increased risk, a charity suggested yesterday.
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.