Thursday 25 July 2019 / 11:49 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Tories overseeing a dangerous collapse in safety for young people in custody – Burgon

Responding to the news that HM Chief Inspector of Prisons has issued an Urgent Notification in relation to HMYOI Feltham, Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary said: 

“It’s been two years since the Chief Inspector warned that not a single establishment inspected was safe to hold children and young people.

“An Urgent Notification being used for the first time in the youth estate highlights how the Tories are still overseeing a dangerous collapse in safety for young people in custody.

“This situation cannot be allowed to continue – children must not be held in unsafe conditions.

“Whoever takes over as Justice Secretary this week must go beyond the empty rhetoric that is the hallmark of this Tory Government and finally make the safety of young people in custody an urgent priority.”