There are often newspaper exposes of how cushy it is in prison: drugs on tap, computer games… a bit like a luxury hotel. Well a court case agains the Ministry of Justice is shedding some light on what Feltham Youth Offender Institute is like for some of guests.
- locked in his cell for 23 and a half hours a day and denied the education to which he is legally entitled
- let out of his cell for only half an hour a day to make phonecalls, take a shower or be given medication.
- not allowed into the gym
- one-third of imprisoned children spent time in isolation