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 16-year-old boy accused of killing two people in Colchester has appeared in court today.
A fine and generally dry day with a light breeze and plenty of long sunny spells, though becoming cloudier through the afternoon.
Saturday will be the best day this weekend before rain on Sunday.