Denial of right of juvenile criminals to segregation from adult criminals

Other Names:
Detention of juveniles in adult facilities

Children of less than 18 years old are held 'at least overnight' in police stations, prisons and jails, in conditions that permit at least visual or auditory communication between children and adult inmates, regardless of the reason for the child being held there (suspected or convicted offender, destitution, child of adult detainee, war prisoner). Contact with adult inmates may have actual or potentially harmful results for the children. A slow decision-making process and a bureaucratic legal framework may prevent a prompt placement or release.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST