So we lock up more children than more or less anywhere else civilised (note: for crime-’n'-punishment purposes, the US does not count as civilised). But apparently that isn’t good enough – we also need to hit them with big sticks.
The most appalling thing of all is that this is being proposed in the name of saving prison officers from injury. Bollocks to that. Prison officers are, without exception, despicable evil stupid cunts, just as bad as the people they look after, so I have not even the slightest academic interest in their welfare.
Anyway, if they can’t deal with unruly children without provoking assault, then they thoroughly deserve all the “broken noses, compressed fractures of cheekbones, fractured eye sockets, ears being bitten off, pens being shoved through people’s faces, [and] slashes” they get.