Six London jails 'could close'

Wormwood Scrubs
Wormwood Scrubs is amongst six prisons in London that could be shut down and replaced. Credit: ITN

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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More than 30 "run-down and poorly-located" jails should be shut and replaced with super-prisons holding up to 3,000 inmates, a former prison governor and deputy director at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.