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Child prison death warnings

Nine children and more than 190 other young people aged 24 and under have died in prisons or secure training centres in the last ten years, campaigners have said.

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Report: 'Young victims were placed in unsafe cells'

  • Many of those who died were vulnerable - from disadvantaged backgrounds or experiencing mental health and addiction problems, the report found.
  • Victims were said to be placed in prisons with unsafe environments and cells
  • The penal system failed to differentiate between adults and young adults within the system, the report added.
  • There was a failure in communication between prisons and community agencies, campaigners said.

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