Detention centres and the short, sharp shock

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StatementPrison Reform Trust.
SeriesJuvenile justice project -- No.3
ContributionsPrison Reform Trust.
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Margaret Thatcher’s government rode into office on the back of a manifesto that promised to fight crime by giving young offenders a “short, sharp shock” at detention centres. Ministers claimed. Margaret Thatcher’s government rode into office on the back of a manifesto that promised to fight crime by giving young offenders a “short, sharp shock” at detention centres.

Ministers claimed army-style discipline would deter youngsters from a life of crime, but the boys who lived through the brutal regime the policy inspired through the late s and s tell a very different story.

The whole idea of a detention centre in the ’s was to give young criminal men some army-style discipline. It would later be marketed by the Conservative party as a “ short, sharp, shock ” (hence the title of this memoir) and it certainly was, I can attest to that.

Curiously, prisoners at one of the four Short Sharp Shock centres, Glenochil in Scotland, were referred to as ‘trainees’. They were assessed in the mundane tasks they were ordered to perform, like cleaning the floors, and given colour coded tokens to mark out levels of achievement.

In this political climate it might be wise to examine the history of the English juvenile Detention Centre, with its emphasis upon providing a “short, sharp shock Author: J. David Hirschel. often-heard words ' short, sharp shock ' are rather unfortunate.

They have, in fact, no place in the statute book. The goal aimed at has been much better characterized in the first Report on Detention Centres by the Prison Com missioners: ' Life at the Centre is strict and vigorous, the highest possible. But the regime - the "short, sharp, shock" designed to steer them away from a life of crime - was described as brutal, with one former inmate likening it to a "concentration camp, run on violence".

Five other former officers have now been convicted in connection with the physical abuse. However, for some victims the abuse was sexual. It seems like a lifetime ago now, and it certainly feels that way sometimes – that a system existed in this country which dealt with wayward teenagers in a manner that seems almost unbelievable to the wider population.

The Borstals, the ‘Short, Sharp Shock’ of the Detention Centre’s, the ‘Assessment’ Centre’s, the Home Office ‘Approved Schools’ and some of the now notorious ‘Care Homes’, were the. In literature, the phrase is used in the title of a fantasy novel, A Short, Sharp Shock by Kim Stanley Robinson.

In the fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, Feet Detention centres and the short Clay, police commander Sam Vimes is "all for giving criminals a short, sharp shock", meaning electrocution. The abuse came during a policy introduced by the Detention centres and the short government, called ‘short, sharp shock’, for young offenders (Getty) Noel Smith, who was imprisoned in a detention centre.

A Short, Sharp, Shock. A true story. In trouble with the law from aged 9, a thieving newspaper boy pushes his luck with one too many scams and ends up in a detention centre inaged jone of the youngest prisoners in the place, and being a wimp, he looks set to do hard time. “The ‘short, sharp shock’ was clearly going to be interpreted by some members of staff in ways that would lead to abuse.” Victims are calling for a new public inquiry to be opened into the treatment of young male convicts at all detention centres in Britain.

Young people describe the short sharp shock treatment - does it really deter them from crime. Documentary in the 'Just Williams' series. Youngsters who have been sentenced to a Whitelaw spell of detention at Haslar, near Gosport, tell what they feel about it.

Margaret Thatcher’s incoming Government had now introduced the “Short, Sharp, Shock” regime to detention centres, in the belief tough military-style discipline would provide a better deterrent.

New inmates at Medomsley would spend the first two weeks of their sentence scrubbing floors and there was a greater emphasis on physical training. Medomsley Detention Centre was a youth detention centre in Consett, County Durham, which operated from the late s until The aim of the centre was to provide “short, sharp, shock” treatment to young offenders aged between years and was primarily designed to prevent them from being sent to mainstream prison.

The "Short, Sharp Shock" policy that the Tories brought in was a specific punishment involving drill instructors, barracks etc. It was abandoned after about two years (very quietly) after it was realised that some of the prisoners liked it, and were offending again just to get back in the program.

The way some teenage detention centre inmates were treated in the s and s could be officially classed as torture, a leading child abuse lawyer has Greenwood, who has acted for.

After World War II, partly as a political sop to those who were opposing the abolition of judicial birching inyet another type of institution for errant teenagers was set up, the Detention Centre, designed to administer a "short sharp shock" with much drilling, physical jerks, military-style discipline, and cold showers before dawn.

Short sharp shock treatment definition: a quick, severe punishment | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. Short Sharp Shock. DVD 30 Minutes. Young people describe the short sharp shock treatment - does it really deter them from crime.

Documentary in the 'Just Williams' series. Youngsters who have been sentenced to a Whitelaw spell of detention at Haslar, near Gosport, tell what they feel about it, and we see how this sort of punishment is.

custodial attendance centres are introduced where children over 12 are to be sent for specified daytime activities. Detention centres are opened, where sentences of up to three months are intended as a ‘short, sharp shock’ for 14 to 20 year olds.

The Act had introduced them to replace court-imposed corporal punishment. M edomsley, he said, was one of the detention centres set up to give offenders the "short sharp shock" promised in the Conservative manifesto. But Mr Hill said: "It was not intended to give. Detention Centre '' Ronnie Cook is sent for what used to be called the short sharp shock treatment - and finds that life is indeed tough for young wrong-doers sent to Kirklevington.

Ronnie's inspirational story brings the message that a way of life can be changed - that darkness can give way to light.

Do buy Ronnie's book I Didn't Belong. By now, Margaret Thatcher's incoming Government had introduced its "Short, Sharp, Shock" regime to detention centres, in the belief tough military-style discipline would provide a better deterrent.

A leading child abuse lawyer has said the way some teenage detention centre inmates were treated in the s and s could be officially classed as torture. "The Short Sharp Shock.

(5) if he will list all detention centres operating the short, sharp shock regime. § Mr. Hurd The tougher régimes pilot project was implemented at Send and New Hall detention centres on 21 April and at Foston Hall and Haslar detention centres on 7 September >>>>tories decided to make detention centres a short >>sharp >>>>shock regime also the young offenders would have >been >>>>open by then as well >>>>re screws was that little fat shit bruce still there >>>>was our group officer on A wing also recall someone >>>>called melville believe it or not his auntie was my >>>>school teacher at infant school.

The way some teenage detention centre inmates were treated in the s and s could be officially classed as torture, a leading child abuse lawyer has said. "The Short Sharp Shock was. Look at other dictionaries: short sharp shock — noun A brief severe regime imposed by a prison or detention centre, esp on young offenders • • • Main Entry: ↑short Useful english dictionary.

Short Sharp Shock — (SSS) Allgemeine Informationen Herkunft Liverpool, England Genre(s) Crossover, Thrash Metal Gründung 20 Deutsch Wikipedia. Medomsley Detention Centre was a prison for young male offenders near Consett in Durham, England from until the late s, where more than 1, living former inmates have reported sexual and physical abuse by staff.

Police believe many of the staff belonged to a child sex abuse ring. Seven former officers were jailed for abusing detainees, receiving sentences totalling nearly 34 years. Kirklevington was a Detention Centre operated by the Home Office (now the Ministry of Justice), intended for 14 to 17 year old boys sentenced to periods of between 3 weeks and 4 months detention.

The ‘short sharp shock’ treatment was used at this centre. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Short Sharp Shock on Discogs. Inthe prison was a senior detention centre for young male offenders. It was during this time that the famous ‘Short, Sharp, Shock’ regime was introduced in the establishment.

Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from this prison by up to 75%. This enables prisoners to get the support and love that they are. HC Deb 12 April vol cc § The wardens and officers of a detention centre shall have the same rights and power of administering corporal punishment to an} person serving a sentence at a detention centre as if he were a schoolmaster responsible for the education of the person concerned.—[ Mr Deedes.] § Brought up, and read the First time.

In the light of this history no-one with experience of the courts can believe the use of short sharp shocks will be restricted to a carefully selected minority: these tough detention centres will spawn and undermine the therapeutic philosophy now at least par tially pervading our.

Detectives are investigating what they call the "brutal regime" at the youth detention centre When the government of the day introduced the "short, sharp, shock" regime to youth detention centres. Chaos UK - Short Sharp Shock - Music. Skip to main content Hello, Sign in. Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders.

Try Prime Cart. CDs & Vinyl Go Search Hello. Boys at a detention centre asked other inmates to break their legs in order to be moved elsewhere and escape being abused by staff, a former detainee has claimed.

Short Sharp Shock. Less than 10 years ago, it was an unused young offenders' detention centre with knee-high grass in the yard - an empty monument to another populist initiative, the "short, sharp shock". This review is only about this Creative Man edition of Short Sharp Shock. It is a killer hardcore punk record by Chaos UK.

I used to have the import version on Anagram. It sounded great, Too bad for me, I lost it. So I bought this one. It was a U.S pressing and it was cheaper. Big mistake. Whoever mastered this mustve been high. It sounds like ass/5(5).

Short Sharp Shock is an album by British hardcore punk band Chaos UK, released in through Anagram Records.On Tuesday, a Chronicle probe revealed shocking evidence about the targeting of young offenders at Medomsley Detention Centre in the s and s.

The scandal of the 'short, sharp, shock' centre, in Consett, County Durham, emerged when ex-kitchen officer Neville Husband was convicted of molesting a string of boys.Short Sharp Shock Chaos UK Rock ; Listen on Apple Music.

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