Call to keep boys out of adult jails

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Prison governors last night called for a change to Home Office policy so that boys are not kept in jails alongside adult male prisoners. It follows a High Court ruling this week that the practice of girls initially being sent to adult women's prisons is unlawful.

Christopher Scott, chairman of the Prison Governors' Association, said: "Juveniles should not be held in prisons with adult prisoners. It is inappropriate and wrong. If it is unlawful for girls to be held like this then we believe it must also be unlawful for boys."