HMP Verne Open For Immigration Detainees
7:31am 24th March 2014
The Verne on Portland is due to start taking in its first immigration detainees today. (24 March)
The facility will remain operating as a prison until its reached its capacity to hold 580 people and until the refurbishment's been completed.
The Prison service has told Wessex FM that staffing levels will remain the same and there are no plans for them to be reviewed.