Plans to build new prison move step closer

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A new £170m pound prison in Leicestershire moved a step closer after plans to build the new site were approved.

But many people are furious about the plans to replace the Glen Parva Young Offenders Institute with a prison for more than 1600 inmates.

In creating a modern prison estate, old and inefficient prisons will be closed and replaced by the new accommodation. A programme of valuation work will now begin to help inform further decisions about the estate. Announcements on prison closures will be made later in the year.

The Ministry of Justice