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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.