Crime and PunishmentTreatment of Juvenile Criminals Return to the main page
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  HO45/9748. By the end of the 19th century the dangers of putting young offenders in ordinary adult prisons were widely realised. These official regulations from 1896 explain what should happen if a juvenile was sent to an adult prison. From 1899 juveniles were not placed in adult prisons.
 
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  HO45/9748 regulations from 1896