135 jobs will be lost with closure of Northallerton Prison

Northallerton Prison is to close with the loss of 135 jobs. The Ministry of Justice announced the news as part of its plans to modernise British Prisons.

The news has dismayed many people because of the job losses it will mean in Northallerton, and because of the impact it may have on our prison service.

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North Yorkshire prison to close

The Government has announced that HM Prison Northallerton is one of four prisons due to close, as it confirms plans to build two new "super" jails in England and Wales