Adam Richwood, 14, was found
hanged at Hassockfield secure training
centre on Monday.
are in secure detention, compared with 1,768 in November last year.
·The number of
juveniles in custody has more than
doubled since 1993.
·Since 1998, 14
children have killed themselves while in custody.
·85 per cent of
juveniles reoffend within two years
HAVE TAKEN THEIR OWN LIVES
Aged 18, hanged herself at Brockhill women’s prison in Worcestershire
in January 2003. She was 12 days into her sentence.
A heroin addict and single mother of a two-year-old son, Gidney had convictions stretching back to her
final sentence, for robbery. The Rugby teenager had stolen £1 from three
friends. A report in 2002 by Anne Owers, the chief inspector of prisons,
criticised Brockhill for its drastic
understaffing and its lack of adequate care for young inmates. Gidney’s
death sparked further criticism, notably
from Juliet Lyon, director of the Prison Reform Trust, who accused the Home Office of providing
insufficient support for women drug users in prisons.
Aged 16, hanged himself in Stoke Heath young
offenders’ institution in March 2002, nine days after beginning his sentence.
After his parents’ divorce, the Manchester teenager was subjected to
repeated sexual abuse by a member of his father’s family. Five months before
his death, he took an overdose and jumped from a window. He was convicted of affray for starting a brawl with the ambulance staff who was
treated his injures. Placed in "voluntary care”, Scholes was soon under
arrest again, this time for robbery. But before appearing in court he slashed
his own face thirty times with a knife. In spite of his condition, the judge presiding over the teenager’s case
decided his circumstances were not sufficiently "exceptional” to warrant suspension of his two-year
sentence. "The day he was sentenced, I knew he was going to die,” Scholes’s
mother, Yvonne, said.
Aged 18, originally from North Wales, took an
overdose of antidepressants at Styal women’s prison in Cheshire in January
When she was found guilty of manslaughter,
the teenager had been distraught
to discover that she was going to prison and not to a secure psychiatric
hospital. Campbell was diagnosed with depression at the age of 15, but
remained a talented artist and tennis player, intending to study fine art at
university. She became addicted to heroin. She and another addict had stolen
a 72-year-old man’s wallet. The victim was literally frightened to death by
the incident, dying of a heart attack caused by shock. Pauline Campbell said
of her daughter:”I think she felt rejected, abandoned. She was of above
average intelligence and I don’t think she could cope with what was happening
Aged 16, from Coventry, hanged himself in his cell
at Brinsford young offenders’ institution near Wolverhampton in February
In the days before his suicide, Redding complained of hearing voices,
specifically that of his dead grandmother. After his parents removed him from
school because of bullying, he
became involved in car crime, and was given a four-month sentence for motoring offences in January 2001. He
was frightened about returning to Brinsford, having undergone a two-month spell in custody.
Before his death, he was placed on a five-minute suicide watch – he
had already tried to kill himself four times since his sentencing. But
despite a history of self-harm, he was kept alone in a single cell. His
mother, Helen Redding, said: "Antony did not get the level of care he needed.
He was a sixteen-year-old lad and his death was a cry for help”.
secure - (редко)
заключать под стражу
securetrainingcentre – учебный центр
incustody – в заключении, в тюрьме, под стражей
reoffend – нарушать закон
вторично, совершать рецидив, рецидивировать
notably- исключительно, особенно, в особенности,
manslaughter – непредумышленное
distraught- потерявший рассудок, обезумевший (от горя и
т. п.; at, over, with)
общественного спокойствия, скандал, драка
brawl- шумная ссора,
перебранка, скандал; драка
placeincare – помещать подопеку
председательствовать ( at, over - на)
towarrant - давать право, гарантировать
suspension – отсрочка
motoringoffences – нарушение правил дорожного движения
bullying - 1) запугивание
(от глагола bully ) 2) буллинг
(физический и/или психологический террор в отношении ребенка со стороны группы
одноклассников или аналогичное явление среди военнослужащих (дедовщина)