Following the sentencing of social media prankster Mizzy, who was found guilty on two counts of breaching a criminal behaviour order imposed for posting videos on social media without consent, Partner Ernest Aduwa comments on the sentencing of young offenders.

Ernest’s comments were published in MailOnline, 22 November 2023, and can be found here.

“When deciding which prison a person is sent too, it’s not so much determined by any representations made by the defence solicitor at a time of sentence.

“Any mitigation put forward in relation to the offence committed – so any remorse, or any mitigating circumstances personally relating to that offence, and to that offender in particular. It won’t affect what prison that offender is sent to.

“Young offenders institutions aren’t any less of a prison than an adult prison – they’re just separated from adults over the age of 21.”

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