HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 c5W
Dr. Summerskill

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young offenders have so far completed the new "short, sharp shock" regime at New Hall prison; and of those, how many have since committed further offences.

Mr. Brittan

The pilot project for a tougher regime started at New Hall detention centre on 21 April 1980 and the regime came into full effect on 5 May 1980. Between 5 May and 30 September, 245 young offenders completed their sentences at New Hall, of whom 139 were sentenced on or after 5 May.

As part of the evaluation programme, we will be monitoring further re-convictions for criminal offences, but this information will not be available for some time.

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