Secure colleges for offenders

Secure colleges could be introduced in a bid to improve the education received by young offenders as part of a wider shake-up of youth custody.

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Chris Grayling announces youth offenders reform

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".

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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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