Magilligan Prison set for closure
Northern Ireland's second largest prison at Magilligan near Londonderry is to be closed.
The prison service plans to replace it with a new medium security jail at a location closer to Belfast in six years time.
It is part of a 10-year programme of reform that would cost about £240m.
Magilligan currently holds more than 500 low to medium risk male prisoners, with six years or less to serve.
BBC Newsline's home affairs correspondent Vincent Kearney has this exclusive report.