A report by a former prison governor and deputy director at the Ministry of Justice has recommended that six major London prisons are closed.
Brixton, Feltham, Holloway, Pentonville, Wandsworth and Wormwood Scrubs would be amongst 30 nationwide that could be replaced by around ten larger ones.
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Mark Howell had his membership cancelled after a women who rented one of his rooms gave him a massage, according to reports.