oa Article 40 - Children in prison : some good news, some bad news and some questions

Volume 7 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 8 Children Introduction After monitoring children in prison for the past ten years, there has seldom been cause for optimism. We saw the number of children awaiting trial in prison increase from fewer than 600 to over 2 000, despite the efforts of government departments and non-government organisations. It degenerated from a manageable problem into a crisis that somehow we've become accustomed to. It is therefore all the more satisfying to report that there are some good signs emerging from the data, and that we are perhaps seeing some sustained improvements. Total number of children in custody As can be seen ..

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