Plans for new community prisons for women shelved

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-27/plans-for-new-community-prisons-for-women-shelved/ Plans for five new community prisons for women have been shelved. The Government’s strategy for dealing with female offenders was published on Wednesday, having been re-written reportedly due to budget constraints. Justice Secretary David Gauke pledged instead to …

Government scraps proposed women’s ‘community prisons’ in new strategy to reduce female offending

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/women-prison-uk-community-sentences-centres-reoffending-rates-children-funding-a8418271.html The government has scrapped proposals to create “community prisons” for women as part of a delayed strategy aiming to combat female offending. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) had pledged to build and open five new facilities by the …

Work on Wellingborough’s new prison to start by the end of the year

Source: https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/work-on-wellingborough-s-new-prison-to-start-by-the-end-of-the-year-1-8546879 Work on building Wellingborough’s new prison is set to start towards the end of this year, according to a Government minister. HMP Wellingborough closed in December 2012 and resulted in the loss of almost 600 prison places. HMP …

Wellingborough Prison rebuild expected to start in 2018

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41927657 Work to build a new prison on the site of mothballed HMP Wellingborough is expected to begin next year. A year ago the government confirmed the category C prison in Northamptonshire would be the first redevelopment site in …