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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 09:48 UK time, Wednesday, 7 November 2007

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

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.


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