Government still undecided on pain-inducing restraint

The Government’s response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into solitary confinement and restraint in youth detention is published today. It shows that Ministers remain undecided about the Ministry of Justice’s policy of training custody officers to deliberately inflict pain on children – despite the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluding … Read more Government still undecided on pain-inducing restraint

Oasis Charitable Trust to run Medway secure school

Days after another child died in prison, the Ministry of Justice has announced that the Oasis Charitable Trust has been selected to run its first experimental secure school. Article 39’s Director, Carolyne Willow, said: “The site chosen for the experimental secure school is a child prison beset by abuse scandals and systemic failures. “Three years … Read more Oasis Charitable Trust to run Medway secure school