The Government has announced Gloucester prison is one of several prisons to be closed across the country.
It's part of programme to update Britain’s prison estate and is part of the Government’s drive to build new capacity to replace older prisons and so bring down the cost of operating the prison system.
It is expected to save £63 million a year.
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The veteran wicket-keeper has been captain of Durham since May 2010.