Ministers plan to close jails as part of bid to cut number of prisoners – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2010 in news, prisons by sally

“The government wants to close two jails in anticipation of a raft of new policies aimed at cutting the prison population. The probation officers’ union, Napo, said it had learned that the government was considering the closure of Dartmoor and Lancaster Castle prisons, returning them to the duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster.”

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The Guardian, 21st November 2010