This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
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Detail of outcome
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Young adults (18–20 year olds) who are held in custody are usually accommodated in Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) rather than adult prisons.
We feel the context in which this was an effective means of managing this group has changed, and we think the current approach is no longer appropriate or effective.