HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2778W

asked the Home Secretary if he will consider the advisability of making special provision in a separate institution or institutions for boys and girls committed to prison with a view to detention in a Borstal institution or after such sentence, and for those sentenced to a term of imprisonment as young prisoners under a system known until recently as modified Borstal, in order to prevent the detention of either class in local prisons, whether collecting centres or otherwise, whore they are brought into contact with all classes of offenders and criminals?


The Prison Commissioners consider that these young people should be kept quite separate from adult prisoners, and they make such arrangements to this end as the limitations of their present establishments will allow. They would prefer to have separate establishments, but at present funds are not available to provide them.