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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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Ex offender: I needed a course to help me 'mainstream'

The Government is releasing plans this morning for "secure colleges" for young offenders.

It is hoped the new plans will stop young offenders from re-offending.

Former youth offender-turned mentor Arun Eaton spoke to Daybreak, he said that whilst he was on remand he was unable to do any courses that would help him enter mainstream society with a job.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said 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.

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