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Publications · Prisons, Young People

Young Adults in prison during the Covid-19 pandemic

A briefing from the Howard League for Penal Reform

  • ISBN: 978-1-911114-46-8

  • Pages: 6

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


Young Adults in prison during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Howard League’s legal work and contact with young adults during the Covid-19 pandemic shows that this is a particularly difficult time for young adults in custody.

The regime in prisons has been severely restricted, and young adults are in prolonged solitary confinement. There are no face-to-face visits and no face-to-face education, and most support services have withdrawn.

Young adults in prisons must have access to a decent regime that meets their needs.

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