A £100m prison is to be built in North Wales. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, made the announcement as part of a series of investments in infrastructure. Welsh Secretary David Jones has welcomed the news.
Right from the start, I have put forward my support for north Wales to be considered as a viable option for a new prison with the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, and I am delighted with today’s announcement.
A prison in north Wales will create economic opportunities, new jobs, and will significantly accelerate the government’s strategy of replacing old, uneconomic prisons with modern, more cost-effective facilities.
I know that having the prison in north Wales is particularly important for families - especially Welsh speakers and professional advisors, and its significant capacity will go some way to help the current issue of space shortage.
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