To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many additional places her Department plans to create in public sector prisons in each of the next five years.
2 March 2017
We will close down ageing and ineffective prisons, replacing them with buildings fit for today’s demands. HM Prison Berwyn opened at the end of February this year, with a capacity of around 2,100 places. In addition, we will build up to 10,000 further prison places on a ‘new for old’ basis. No decisions have yet been made on who will operate the new prisons.