Chelmsford Prison wing to be re-opened

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that a wing at Chelmsford prison is being re-opened.

Some older parts of the jail were closed last year.

Chelmsford Prison Credit: ITV Anglia

Figures for February show the jail was almost at its capacity.

The move to reopen a wing is being described as a sensible response to ensure there are enough prison places for those sentenced by the courts.