Consultation outcome

Transforming management of young adults in custody

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


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.

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Consultation description

We are therefore proposing a new approach to managing young adults that takes into account the challenges of this age group as well as ensuring they benefit from wider reforms.