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Teenage prisoners kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, watchdog warns 

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

The chief inspector of UK prisons says some young offenders are only let out of their cells for 15 minutes a day. One child was left to lie on a mattress on the floor of a filthy cell for more than 22 hours.
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Children in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, says report

Children in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, says report

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Prisons chief demands overhaul of young offender institutions in England and Wales Children are being held in “harmful” solitary confinement in prison with some let out of their cells for just 15 minutes a day, a damning report from jail inspectors said. Peter Clarke, the chief inspector of prisons, has called for a “major overhaul” of the policy of separating children in young offender institutions. He said this in effect amounted to them being held in “harmful solitary confinement with little human contact and in conditions which risk damaging their mental health”.
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