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Immigration centre planned

HMP The Verne on Portland will close and be converted into an immigration removal centre.

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HMP The Verne to become immigration removal ctr

HMP The Verne on Portland. Credit: Chris Ison/PA

HMP The Verne on Portland is to close as a prison and be converted into an immigration removal centre.

It will provide around 600 additional places to hold immigration detainees awaiting removal from the country.

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