David Jones has welcomed today’s announcement that North Wales is a potential location for a new prison for more than 2,000 prisoners.
Secretary of State for Wales David Jones has welcomed today’s announcement by the Ministry of Justice, that it intends to build a new ‘super prison’, and has named North Wales as a potential location.
This is part of a major programme to update Britain’s prison estate and will to hold more than 2,000 prisoners.
David Jones said:
I have long been supportive of a new prison in North Wales and have met regularly with the Prisons Minister and leaders from North Wales authorities to discuss this. I will continue to press the case with the Justice Secretary.
A prison in North Wales would create economic opportunities and secure new jobs. I also know how important having a prison in North Wales would be to families and professional advisors of prisoners.
I am also pleased to see a new mini-prison, known as a house-block, is going to be built at HMP Parc in South Wales.
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For further details on today’s announcement are on the Ministry of Justice website.