Archive for April, 2013

Closed“Old and uneconomic” Government ministers confirmed in January that seven prisons would close this year.  The MoJ said it also planned to build a new super (‘titan’) prison with 2,000 places in London, north-west England or north Wales. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says the move will make the prison system more cost-effective.

But beyond the debate about how to best run prisons, these closures will an immediate impact on the lives of many prisoners, prison staff, their families and volunteers. To get a first- (more…)