Howard League calls for end to remanding unsentenced children in custody

The Howard League for Penal Reform says most children in the youth custody estate are being held in prolonged solitary confinement because of severe restrictions imposed in response to the pandemic and has called for courts to limit the number of unsentenced children remanded during the crisis.

new guide Children in prison during the Covid-19 pandemic, published by the Howard League alongside the Garden Court Chambers, aimed at helping lawyers representing unsentenced children states that one in three children in prison in England and Wales are unsentenced and held on remand. 

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