Locking teens in prison won’t break cycle of youth offending, Victorian judge says

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There must be renewed efforts to break the cycle of youth offending, instead of locking an increasing number of children up, a Victorian Supreme Court judge has said.

Prisons - ABCJustice Lex Lasry made the comments during a bail hearing for a teenager who suffered a fractured neck when he was bashed by fellow inmates at Barwon Prison.

The 16-year-old, who…

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