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Shake-up for SW prisons

Seven jails in the South West could be turned into 'settlement' prisons, and would see the majority of offenders released from prisons in, or close to, the area in which they live, under plans announced by the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

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Shake up for the South West's prisons

HMP Channings Wood near Newton Abbot. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Justice Secretary has unveiled plans for a shake-up of the prison estate.

70 'resettlement' prisons in England in Wales, including the South West of England, will see the majority of offenders released from prisons in, or close to, the area in which they will live.

A trial will start in the North West of England in the Autumn.

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