The government has revealed the five companies which were invited to tender for the contracts to run Medway and Rainsbrook secure training centres. These are prisons for children aged 12 to 17 (sometimes 18 year-olds are placed there too). The five-year contracts were worth £236 million in total. In September 2015, the Youth Justice Board announced that G4S would continue to run Medway, and MTCnovo would be handed the contract for Rainsbrook.
In an answer to a parliamentary question from Lord Beecham, the Ministry of Justice listed the five companies which had been invited to tender:
- G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Limited (now trading as Inspiring Futures);
- MTCnovo Limited;
- Sodexo Justice Services;
- Diagrama Foundation; and
- Ingeus UK Limited