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Shrewsbury Prison set to close under Government plans

Shrewsbury Prison is set to close and a 'super prison' built in its place Credit: ITV Central

Shrewsbury Prison is going to close, along with 5 others across the country, under government plans announced today. The idea is that one 'super prison' will be built in their place.

It is part of a drive to replace older jails and bring down the cost of the prison system. It is expected to save £63 million a year.