Inspectors condemn 'filthy and squalid' unit

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Conditions at a youth prison were condemned in a report yesterday as "filthy and squalid".

The prisons inspectorate said one unit at the 160-year-old Portland Young Offenders Institution in Dorset breached health and safety standards and should be demolished. The Rodney Unit had no built-in sanitation and was "unkempt and uncared for", inspectors said. Portland holds 624 inmates aged 18 to 21.