MoJ to review use of pain-inducing restraint on young offenders

Charity had threatened legal action over rules on escorting children to secure homes

The Ministry of Justice is launching a review of the use of pain-inducing restraint across all child prisons and escorting procedures after a children’s charity threatened legal action.

MoJ figures show there were 97 incidents last year in which young offenders showed signs of asphyxiation or other danger signs after being restrained, and four serious physical injuries that resulted in hospitalisation.

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