'PROOF N.WALES NEEDS JAIL'.
"Currently offenders from North Wales are scattered around 25 different prisons in the UK, as far away as Durham and Kent.
"Economically, this is a massive boost at a time when the region is in the grip of the credit crunch.
"Having a prison in North Wales will be excellent news for everyone. It will make the region a safer place to live: it will help reduce re-offending - and fewer crimes means fewer victims."
North Wales Police had to accommodate 2,252 prisoner nights in 10 months of 2008, under Operation Safeguard - a national contingency plan to cope with the UK's over-stretched prison system.
It cost the force pounds 1,156, 277, with the bed and breakfast bill sent to the Home Office.
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||May 28, 2009|
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