Prison in Northamptonshire set to close

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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Wellingborough Prison Closure

Wellingborough MP Peter Bone is fighting the planned closure of the town's prison, which could result in the loss of almost 600 prison places.