An independent board charged with monitoring Blundeston Prison in Suffolk has hit out at plans to close it.
Michael Cadman is the longest-serving member of the board, which publishes annual reports on the Lowestoft jail.
He fears the closure will affect prisoners' rehabilitation and mean they remain behind bars for longer.
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A house in Cambridgeshire remains cordoned off today as part of a murder investigation.
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