Plans for prison reform announced today could save £450 million over the next six years, the Ministry of Justice said after private firm G4S lost its contract to run the Wolds prison.
The ongoing competition process for four prisons had "produced a compelling package of reforms for delivering cost reduction, improvements to regimes and a working prisons model in these prisons", the MoJ said.
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