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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: The system is 'clearly not working'

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has told Daybreak that the current system for young offenders is 'not working', as 70 per cent of them reoffend.

He added that £245 million a year is spent on detaining 16,000 offenders, who need to be educated whilst in detention, to use the time "sensibly".

Secure colleges are to be considered in a bid to improve the education received by young offenders.

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