It's been confirmed that Dorchester Prison is to close and discussions are underway to end the lease at Dartmoor Prison.
Elsewhere, Portland's Verne Prison will be turned into an immigration detention centre.
The former Victorian military barracks, transformed into a jail more than 60 years ago, will become a Home Office immigration unit housing people waiting to be removed from the UK.
Duncan Sleightholme reports:
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A light breeze winds across the region, with clouds and rainy spells. There may be mist or fog in places.
Tonight will see light winds across the region, accompanied by cloudy skies, outbreaks of rain and mist and fog spreading north overnight.
Campaigners fighting the abuse chose Bristol bus station to try to educate the public on a growing problem.