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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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Welsh Secretary: 'North Wales prison would secure new jobs'

I have long been supportive of a new prison in North Wales and have met regularly with the Prisons Minister and leaders from North Wales authorities to discuss this. I will continue to press the case with the Justice Secretary.

A prison in North Wales would create economic opportunities and secure new jobs. I also know how important having a prison in North Wales would be to families and professional advisors of prisoners.

“I am also pleased to see a new mini-prison, known as a house-block, is going to be built at HMP Parc in South Wales.

– David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales

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