Why we should abolish imprisonment for children and young people

Dr David Scott takes a look at the consequences of imprisoning children and young people, and the alternative solutions to this.

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Of the 28 different countries in the European Union in 2018, life imprisonment for children had been abolished in 22.

Child life sentences

When prison takes life

Young people are emotionally vulnerable and more likely to find the loss of personal relationships on the outside harder to cope with than adults.

Where do we go from here?

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