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Hull East MP says cuts to Hull's prison service could affect safety

Hull East MP Karl Tuner has criticised cuts to the cities prison service saying he fears for prison officer safety.

Last month the Ministry of Justice announced the C and D wings of Hull Prison, will close leading to 70 job losses.

Both wings are victorian and the government department classed the standard of accommodation as poor. C wing has already closed and D wing will shut next month.

None of the jobs will be compulsory redundancies, but there are concerns there won't be enough officers for the remaining 760 inmates.

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