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More Muslim men in youth jails

The proportion of young Muslim men in youth jails in England and Wales rose by more than a quarter last year, figures showed today.

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Young men 'feel unsafe in prison'

  • The proportion of young people who had felt unsafe at some time in custody had risen from 27% in 2010/11 to 32% last year.
  • A quarter (25%) of young men said they had been victimised by another young person at their establishment.
  • Around 23% said they had been victimised by a member of staff.
  • Only 56% of young men felt that they would be able to tell someone they had been victimised and just 28% felt it would be taken seriously if reported.
  • Meanwhile, almost a third of the young people surveyed (30%) said they had previously been looked after by a local authority.

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