Today’s Guardian newspaper features two letters condemning the abuse of children in prison: a joint letter from Carolyne Willow, Article 39’s director, and Deb Coles, co-director of INQUEST; and a letter from the mother of Joseph Scholes. Sixteen year-old Joseph died in scandalous conditions in Stoke Heath young offender institution in 2002. The coroner who … Read more
On Wednesday (20 May 2015), Ofsted published the results of its unannounced inspection of the G4S-run Rainsbrook secure training centre in Northamptonshire. Inspectors rated as inadequate the safety and well-being of children. In an article for openDemocracy, Article 39’s Director reflects on the abuses within this prison across the past 10 years.
As the incoming government threatens to repeal the Human Rights Act, Article 39’s Director argues that children’s human rights must be strengthened, not weakened. Read the guest blog on Children England’s Children at Heart campaign website