HMP Shrewsbury, also known as the Dana, is put up for sale

Shrewsbury Prison HMP Shrewsbury, also known as the Dana, was shut by the Ministry of Justice last March

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A former prison in Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, is up for sale.

HMP Shrewsbury, also known as the Dana, was one of a number of prisons shut by the Ministry of Justice last March in a bid to save about £63m a year.

Bids from private companies are being invited.

John Yates, from English Heritage, said a list of historic buildings had been revised to show how potential developers could adapt the Grade II listed building.

He said it could become flats or a hotel.

"We can expect the prison to find an imaginative and, we hope, useful new purpose", he said.

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