Young Offenders: Body Searches

Justice written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon PPS (Jim Knight, Minister of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which young offender institutions include strip searching in their routine admission procedures.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

All prisons and young offender institutions are currently required to full search (previously known as strip search) prisoners on reception for security reasons, in accordance with the HM Prison Service National Security Framework and Prison Rule 41(1).

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