In a comment, Ewa Persson Göransson, general director of the National Board of Institutional Care says that this is not the way things should be done. She thinks it only happens in exceptional cases, but that "it does not sound like a good care and therefore should not happen".
But the Kaliber-reporters have spoken to both staff and youngsters who claim it is still a routine at several detention centres.
Last week, the Programme revealed that some of those held at the centres are denied access to go outdoors for long periods, a fact that would break the law if it happened in adult prisons.
Meanwhile, the Programme the National Board of Institutional Care has issued a press release noting that the number of reported incidents of threats and violence against its members of staff at the youth detention centres increased by 16% in 2009 compared to the year before, and by 40 % compared to the year before that. In 66 cases the attacked staff member had to seek medical care, and in 9 cases they had to be hospitalised.