G4S to sell controversial youth jail contracts

G4S to sell controversial youth jail contracts

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/feb/26/g4s-to-sell-controversial-youth-jail-contracts Private security firm to sell children’s services businesses, including Medway facility at centre of alleged abuse G4S has run the Medway secure training centre since it opened in…

UK child prisons: thousands of injuries not disclosed by government

UK child prisons: thousands of injuries not disclosed by government

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/13/young-offenders-institution-restraint-injuries Minister reveals number of injuries during restraint is almost five times higher than Youth Justice Board figure Adam Rickwood hanged himself after being restrained in a secure training…

Seven G4S staff suspended over abuse claims at youth institution

Seven G4S staff suspended over abuse claims at youth institution

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/08/g4s-staff-young-offenders-institution-suspended-medway-kent?CMP Seven staff at a G4S-run young offender institution have been suspended after allegations concerning the use of unnecessary force, including claims that staff punched and slapped teenagers. The…

Glen Parva £85million secure college plan scrapped by Government

Glen Parva £85million secure college plan scrapped by Government

Source: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Glen-Parva-85million-secure-college-plan-scrapped/story-26877602-detail/story.html#ixzz3fc8xfxQ7 The Government has pulled the plug on a £85 million prison college for young offenders. It was scheduled to open in 2017 alongside the existing Young Offenders Institute…

New Secure Colleges Campaign website

New Secure Colleges Campaign website

A new campaign has been launched to oppose Secure Colleges, children’s prisons to hold more than 320 young people at one time. Visit the site here: http://securecolleges.strikingly.com/ About Secure Colleges…

Secure Colleges – What could possibly go wrong?

Secure Colleges – What could possibly go wrong?

Source: https://downsizingcriminaljustice.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/secure-colleges-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/ Plans for the building of a ‘secure college’ in Leicestershire have reportedly been put on hold until after the general election. The Reclaim Justice Network has published a briefing raising…