Dwyfor Meirionnydd MP Elfyn Llwyd has rejected the idea of a 'super-prison' based in North Wales, although he continues to back the construction of a smaller facility.
"My view is that we need a prison facility for North Wales, full stop", said Mr Llwyd, who is a member of the Commons Justice Committee.
"But I will not support a titan prison of 2,000 places. They are evil places, they do not work, and I do not know what kind of jobs will be offered, and what kind of work it'll be at the end of the day".
"To my way of thinking, it's utterly pointless"
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