Surge in youth prison violence sparks call to close institutions

Government accused of failing to address crisis after big rise in assaults on staff and inmates

Assaults in youth prisons in England and Wales have risen by almost two-thirds over the last five years, a Guardian analysis has found.

Prisoner-on-prisoner assaults rose by 43% and assaults on staff more than doubled, prompting fears the government is failing to respond to a growing crisis in youth prisons.

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Source: The Guardian
Surge in youth prison violence sparks call to close institutions