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

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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