Young Offenders

Justice written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to ensure former juvenile prisoners move to young offender prisons or wings once they reach their 18th birthday.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The policy of the Youth Justice Board is that those young people serving a Detention and Training Order aged 18 and over in a Prison Service unit should remain in the young persons' estate to complete the custodial part of their sentence unless there are exceptional personal or population management circumstances which require them to be moved to the young adult estate.

For those sentenced to longer sentences, arrangements are in place to ensure that within a month of their 18th birthday they are relocated to the young adult estate.

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