MPs have hit out at the Ministry of Justice's decision to close down Wellingborough Prison.
Kettering MP Philip Hollobone backed his fellow Tory saying:
"Can I gently suggest to you that I think the governmental papers must have got muddled on this particular prison, because it's extremely cost-effective, one of the lowest costs per prisoner across the whole of the prison estate.
"And you say there's lots of money needed to improve the site, but having gone around it myself, I simply don't think that that is the case.
"Can I just urge you to take Mr Bone's advice and look again at this wrong decision?"
Mr Wright said the costs of bringing the prison up to standard were prohibitive, saying it would cost around £50m.
Wellingorough MP Peter Bone has hit out at the decision to close Wellingborough Prison.
He said: "Wellingborough Prison is on a brownfield site, has massive room for expansion; people want an expanded prison there; millions of pounds have been invested in the prison."
He called on Prisons Minister to look again before "making a disastrous mistake".
Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright pointed out that a meeting was already in the diary between himself and Mr Bone, but he would not be swayed with regards to the prison, which closed in December 2012.
MPs have hit out at the Ministry of Justice's decision to close down Wellingborough Prison, calling the move a "disastrous mistake".
Conservative MPs Peter Bone and Philip Hollobone urged the Government to reconsider plans to dispose of the prison, which they described as "cost-effective".
Mr Bone said the decision was "completely and utterly wrong."
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Staff at Wellingborough Prison in Northamptonshire have been offered new hope after months of campaigning to keep it open.
There had been claims that millions could be saved by closing the jail. But the town's MP says news that the Prisons Minister is due to visit next month may signal a change of heart.