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Report strongly criticises prison

A new report strongly criticises Winchester Prison saying the jail is seriously overcrowded and its resources are overstretched.

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MP 'not surprised' at critical prison report

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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