The MP for Winchester, Steve Brine has responded to an official report which criticises Winchester Prison for its 'deteriorating' state, and the way it has handled prisoners.
The conclusions from the Prisons Inspectorate followed an announced inspection visit in October 2012.
The Chief Inspector of Prisons acknowledged that a new leadership is now making improvements to the running of the jail.
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Thunderstorms and heavy downpours caused flooding across the Meridian region yesterday. Some residents have been evacuated from their homes.
A bright start with sunny spells for much of the day. Becoming cloudy with rain later.
Pollen levels are very high