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Old 06-14-2011, 12:54 AM
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Default UK: Young offenders "sleep" through sentences

Inmates at a Kent young offenders' institution (YOI) spend too much time in cells and are sometimes let out for only an hour a day, a report has said.

The report on Rochester YOI by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick followed an inspection in February.
Mr Hardwick said his overwhelming impression was of young men "sleeping their way through their sentences".
The Prison Service said it was working to improve purposeful activity and services for vulnerable prisoners.
Rochester YOI holds young men aged 18 to 21.


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Inmates at a Kent young offenders' institution (YOI) spend too much time in cells and are sometimes let out for only an hour a day, a report has said.

The report on Rochester YOI by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick followed an inspection in February.
Mr Hardwick said his overwhelming impression was of young men "sleeping their way through their sentences".
The Prison Service said it was working to improve purposeful activity and services for vulnerable prisoners.
Rochester YOI holds young men aged 18 to 21.


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I really got cross reading this article.
Why aren't we educating these young people?
How do we expect them to come out and find a way of being a productive member of society if we don't give them the tools to do it?

What a waste of life.
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Its very sad to read that these young men are just being left to sleep away their lives. There could be so much more done for them. If they are not taught new skills etc then how are they supposed to be rehabillitated back into society
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My fiancé got put to HM YOI polment and he got let out for one hour a day and said all he can do Is sleep when he can get some it's horrific apparently he's in Perth at the moment but is ment to be getting put back to YOI polment again an he's planning on barricading his door so he doesn't have to go it's that bad x
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my boys in young offenders and i havent heard off him this time but last time he was there he was made to do education and training so it must just be certain ones, he used to moan that he didnt get enough sleep :L
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[quote=Rachel;6191563]Inmates at a Kent young offenders' institution (YOI) spend too much time in cells and are sometimes let out for only an hour a day, a report has said.

The report on Rochester YOI by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick followed an inspection in February.
Mr Hardwick said his overwhelming impression was of young men "sleeping their way through their sentences".
The Prison Service said it was working to improve purposeful activity and services for vulnerable prisoners.
Rochester YOI holds young men aged 18 to 21.






My boyfriend is at that prison at the moment. HMYOI Rochester, and yes it is like that for some prisoners, but they can apply to do courses or work. It is their choice if they want to sleep away their sentence or not. but i know they definatley get the choice to get an education or atleast pass the time by working in there. My boyfriend is taking classes in there and working in there. They get an hour outside eachday and an hour association to ring family/friends.
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