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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UK Government prison plans 'would save £63m a year'

Six prisons in England will close under 'super-prison' plans Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire/

The four 'mini-prisons' announced by the Ministry of Justice will hold a total of 1,260 prisoners.

Under the plans, the 'houseblocks' will be built at HMPs Parc in Bridgend, Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, The Mount in Hertfordshire and Thameside in London.

Six prisons in England will close, along with sections of three others.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says the plans will "bring down the cost" of operating the prison system, with the target of saving £63m annually.

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