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North Wales prison plans

A new 'super-prison' to hold more than 2,000 inmates could be built in North Wales, the Ministry of Justice has announced.

The announcement comes as the Government begins a feasibility study for upgrading the UK's prisons.

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Elfyn Llwyd MP: 'Super-prison' would be too big for North Wales

It is a matter of common sense that North Wales is being considered as a potential site for a new prison since prisoners from the area are currently held across the border.

However, the inmate capacity of 2,000 would not meet the needs of the local community, whereas a smaller prison with a capacity of 650-750 would be more appropriate.

Should north Wales prove to be the UK Government's location of choice, there would be no welcome for a new facility unless there was a significant reduction in inmate capacity.

– Elfyn Llwyd, MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd

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