Justice Secretary Chris Grayling will today announce proposals to reform young offenders institutes by putting education at the heart of them.
Secure colleges will be considered, "providing education in a period of detention".
According to Mr Grayling, there is too much re-offending because teenagers do not have the skills to form a new life, or get a job, when they leave.
The green paper - Transforming Youth Custody: Putting Education at the Heart of Detention - is published today.
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