Future of Northallerton Prison up for discussion

Union leaders are meeting with staff at Northallerton Prison later to discuss plans to save the jail from closure.

135 staff jobs will go under the Government's modernisation programme.

It says the move will help to save millions of pounds from the national prisons' budget.

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Northallerton Prison closure

HM Northallerton Prison is set to close as the Government announced the site for a new super-prison in north Wales.