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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The action is aimed at firefighters who strike for part of a shift instead of a full day.
Stunned passers-by could barely believe their eyes when part of Covent Garden looked like it was crumbling away and taking off.
The women were originally living at a nearby hostel but forced to move out when funding was cut.