Secure colleges plan for young offenders
14 February 2013 Last updated at 07:52 GMT
Secure colleges could be introduced to improve the education given to young offenders in England and Wales.
Most 15 to 17-year-olds in custody have been excluded from school, and half of those have the literacy skills expected of a seven to 11-year-old.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is launching a consultation of plans to put education at the heart of the regime for young offenders.
Reeta Chakrabarti reports.