Plans to close Blundeston Prison near Lowestoft

The Ministry of Justice has announced Blundeston Prison in Lowestoft is to close by the end of the year, as part of a major re-organisation.

Justice secretary Chris Grayling said the category-C jail was in a poor condition and was deteriorating rapidly. He plans to replace a number of older sites with two new "super prisons" in England and Wales.

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Blundeston prison to close

A north Suffolk prison could be set to close as a result of government plans to reduce the overall prison budget.