6th November 2012

Deborah Coles, co-director of INQUEST will give evidence to the Justice Select Committee inquiry into youth justice at 3.15pm on Tuesday 6 November 2012.  She will be joined by Carol Pounder, mother of Adam Rickwood, who at 14 years old died in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre in August 2004.  He is the youngest child to die in prison in modern times.

The inquiry ‘aims to examine the extent to which the youth justice system in England and Wales is fulfilling its principal aim of preventing offending by young people’.


Notes to editors:

  1. Background on the death of Adam Rickwood is available here