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Hull prison is to be reduced in size by around a quarter and hundreds of inmates moved to other jails as part of a cost-cutting review of prisons across the country. 282 prisoners out of the more than a thousand who are currently housed at the jail will be transferred elsewhere.
The moves should happen by April. Seven older jails are to be closed completely and there are plans for a so-called 'superprison' housing two thousand inmates elsewhere in the country. Prisons Minister, Jeremy Wright, spoke to Calendar earlier.
Almost three hundred prison spaces will be cut at Hull Prison as part of plans to change the prison system.
The Government announced today it needs to cut costs of running prisons and will close some of the accommodation at Hull.
The Ministry of Defence says 282 places will go out of a total capacity of 1,044 by April.
The Government has announced that Hull Prison is to partially close as part of a major overhaul of prison estate.
It is considering creating Britain's biggest prison, which would house 2,000 inmates along with four new mini-prisons.
The aim is to bring the cost of running the prison system down. As a result six smaller, older and more expensive prisons would shut, and parts of three others, including some accommodation at Hull, would close.