Printer Friendly


A spokesman for the North Wales Criminal Justice Board said: "We always believed there was a compelling case in favour of having a prison in North Wales. We are grateful to Justice Minister David Hanson for coming to the same conclusion.

"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.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 28, 2009
Previous Article:Prisoners locked up in police cells cost pounds 1.16m a year.
Next Article:Plans to reopen coastal lookout.

Related Articles
WALES: Fire checks at homes of patients.
Chimney sweeps' fire call; WALES.
Beaumaris move 10 points clear at top.
Top duo trading honours.
Ruthin target points.
Bogus smoke alarm call warning.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters