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Bristol Prison

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 21738, tabled on 11 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to close HM Prison Bristol.

Answered on

18 January 2016

On 9 November 2015, the Chancellor and Secretary of State announced their intention to build a prison estate which allows prisoners to be rehabilitated, thereby enabling them to turn away from a life of crime. This will involve building nine new prisons and closing old and inefficient prisons.

No decisions have yet been made on which prisons will be closed.