About 7 million children in the world are detained, often in prisons or in prison-like conditions.
Of these, 330,000 are imprisoned in refugee camps, and 19,000 children are imprisoned together with a parent. According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, you may only be locked in as a last resort and for the shortest possible time. Children who have committed a crime must receive care and help and they must never be punished with life imprisonment or death. No child may be subjected to torture or other cruel treatment. However, violence, solitary confinement and other abuses of children deprived of their freedom are common.