Wellingborough Prison will close by the end of this year with the loss of almost 600 prison places.
The Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said closing the category C jail in Northamptonshire will save £10million per year.
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Cold with clear spells in southeast at first, cloud across the rest of the region then spreading to all parts.
Milder but breezy with a good deal of cloud and one or two brighter intervals further east.