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Northumberland prison officers 'sickened and infuriated'

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith has told the Prisons minister that staff at HMP Northumberland are 'sickened and infuriated' by the rejection of their bid to keep the prison in the public sector.

Two private sector bids have gone through to the next stage of the tendering process.

Northumberland prison was formed last year after the merger of HMP Acklington and YOI Castington.