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UPDATED - Breaking News - Dorchester Prison To Close

Dorchester Prison

10:20am 4th September 2013
(Updated 11:58am 4th September 2013)

Dorchester Prison is to close to make way for a new super prison in North Wales.

The announcement was made by the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling this morning.

Dorchester is one of four prisons which will shut down by next March to save £30M a year from the prison budget.

And there are changes on the way to HMP The Verne on Portland which will be converted into an immigration removal
centre creating 600 additional places to hold immigration detainees who are waiting to be removed from the country.

Prison staff in Dorchester and on Portland have been in meetings this morning.

 

If you work for Dorchester Prison or HMP The Verne we'd like to hear from you.

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