Roma Hooper
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Prison closures: Super prison plan criticised

Seven prisons are to close and two more will be partially shut in England.

The Ministry of Justice said it expected to save £63m per year in running costs, and plans to build a new super prison with 2,000 places.

But director of Make Justice Work, Roma Hooper, criticised the idea of a "Titan prison", comparing the concept to a "large warehouse".

  • 10 Jan 2013