Build a N Wales prison? It will make us rich and safe!
A conference in Llandudno today highlighting the 'urgent need' for a North Wales prison, will also hear claims a prison would actually reduce crime in its vicinity, reports dailypost.co.uk.
Four sites have been earmarked as a possible location, including the former Firestone factory on Wrexham Industrial Estate. Research commissioned by the North Wales Criminal Justice Board, who are holding today’s conference, has shown a prison could bring millions to the North Wales economy.
Once the prison is up and running, it would create more than 1,000 jobs - 480 people in the prison itself, with another 560 people in the wider region. As a result, the prison would pump £17m into the North Wales economy every year.
So, it would seem to be a good financial idea to site a prison in North Wales. What do you reckon?
PS. A quick Google search shows a host of fellow local media asking for your thoughts on this issue.