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Concern over juveniles in prison

Greenfields secure children's unit
Greenfields has been upgraded

Jersey States is under pressure to place convicted juvenile offenders at the Greenfields Secure Unit rather then sending them to prison.

The secure unit in St Saviour has been upgraded, but managers are still reluctant to accept offenders of school age, said the Prison Board of Visitors.

There is no separation in prison between convicted 15 and 16-year-old males and prisoners up to 21.

The board fears convicted juveniles may be influenced by older offenders.




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