Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, has been in Kent to unveil radical plans to tackle youth reoffending.
On a joint visit with the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, to Cookham Wood Young Offenders Institute in Rochester, he said that better education and training would help with rehabilitation.
Currently, almost three quarters of youth offenders return to crime when they are released.
More top news
Thursday night's weather for the east of the region
Thursday night's weather for the west of the region
Simon's Blog - Fun With Fungus