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Hundreds join Reading Gaol hug event to keep prison in the community

Campaigners calling for Reading Gaol to become a theatre and arts hub have gathered today to give the gaol a mass hug.

People joined hands and surrounded the grade two listed building - which once housed playwright Oscar Wilde- to demonstrate that the prison should be kept in the community.

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The Ministry of Justice confirmed earlier this week that the prison is officially up for sale and will be sold to the highest bidder.

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