Victorian-era prisons in the capital should be torn down and replaced with fewer larger prisons which can hold up to 3, 000 inmates, according to a former prison governor and deputy director at the Ministry of Justice.
In a report for think-tank Policy Exchange, Kevin Lockyer said the MoJ could meet its entire 2015/16 spending commitments by swapping old jails for 10 to 12 new plus-size prisons. He identified six London prisons among 30 across the country to close.
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MPs said they would "carry on" and go to work "as usual" in defiance of the terrorist attack outside the Palace of Westminster.