Teenagers caught carrying out hacking and cyber-attacks could soon be attending a rehab camp that aims to divert them away from a life of crime.
The first weekend camp for offenders was held in Bristol this month as part of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) work with young computer criminals.Attendees learned about responsible use of cyber-skills and got advice about careers in computer security.
If the trial proves successful, it will be rolled out across the UK.
High-security prisoners 'segregated for up to two years', report finds
Inmates at a high-security jail have been segregated from the general prison population for as long as two years, according to a report.
A watchdog warned the regime at HMP Whitemoor was “not sufficient to prevent psychological deterioration” among those who had been held away from the main wings for prolonged periods. Segregated inmates could only have a shower and make a phone call every other day, while the “caged” exercise yards were “grim”, inspectors found.
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Children 'kept in hospital' due to community mental health support shortages
Young people with mental health problems are having to stay in hospital longer than necessary due to a lack of support in the community, it has been claimed.