Jails in the East re-designated in bid to cut crime

Nine prisons in the Anglia region will be part of a network of resettlement jails Credit: ITV Anglia

Nine prisons in the Anglia region have been named as part of a network of resettlement jails that have been been unveiled by the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling as part of a shake-up of the prison estate.

The introduction of 70 resettlement prisons across England and Wales will see the majority of offenders released from prisons in, or close to, the area in which they will live.

Existing prisons up and down the country will function as resettlement prisons with a trial starting in the north west of England in the autumn.

The prisons in the Anglia region are: Peterborough, Norwich, Wayland near Watton in Norfolk, Hollesley Bay in Suffolk, Highpoint near Bury St Edmunds, Chelmsford, The Mount in Hertfordshire and Woodhill in Milton Keynes.

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