Teenage inmates injured at secure Medway centre
Almost one child a week has needed medical treatment after being physically restrained at a privately-run children’s prison, figures show.
More than 100 children needed to have wounds – including nose bleeds, bruising and sprains – looked at after being restrained by staff at Medway Secure Training Centre in the two years to 2009.
The Howard League for Penal Reform, which released the statistics, has condemned the use of physical restraint.
It believes government inspectors Ofsted need to change the way it assesses secure training centres (STC), which are run by private companies.
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