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Posted: 30th November
By: rlf

Building news: 9 new super prisons on their way

Chancellor George Osborne and Justice Secretary Michael Gove have unveiled a major “new for old” prison reform programme, which includes plans to build nine new prisons in England and Wales.

At a cost of £3 billion, the aim of the programme is to ensure that Britain’s prison system is fit for purpose, by closing down ‘ageing and ineffective’ Victorian prisons and selling the sites off for the construct...