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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 45032, tabled on 5 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans she has to open new prisons.

Answered on

8 September 2016

We have a big issue with prisons that are out of date and not fit for purpose, which makes it more difficult for our excellent governors and officers to manage them well. We have a £1.3 billion building programme. I want new modern prisons to be built in which prisoners will get the education and work they need to succeed in outside life and to close down some of our most dilapidated and out of date prisons. HM Prison Berwyn, a modern 2,106 place prison in Wrexham will open in 2017.

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