Young prisoners - A research discussion event

Birmingham Law School, Senior Common Room
Tuesday 18 November 2014 (09:30-16:30)

Contact: Dr James Treadwell ( and Dr Kate Gooch (

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This event is hosted by Birmingham Law School’s Criminal Justice Cluster and brings together interested academics, stakeholders and practitioners in a roundtable discussion to explore the unique challenges presented by the confinement of young people in prison. The event will consider the perspectives of both young people and staff, exploring the emerging issues presented by governing, managing and caring for a young prison population.

Although the Ministry of Justice has announced its intention to 'transform' youth custody, financial austerity is being felt acutely in prisons. While the Justice Secretary has admitted that prisons in England and Wales face problems with violence, suicides, overcrowding and staff shortages, numerous inspection reports raise concerns about the ability to safely and securely manage young people in prison. This event will focus on the contemporary issues in youth custody and how it is possible to hold young people safely and securely. 



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