Welsh Secretary David Jones backs north Wales prison
10 January 2013 Last updated at 19:24 GMT
Welsh Secretary David Jones has said he will press the case in the UK government cabinet for a prison in north Wales.
The region is being considered as a possible location for a new "super" prison capable of holding more than 2,000 inmates.
London and north-west England are also in the running.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling also announced plans for extra accommodation at HMP Parc Prison in Bridgend.
Roger Pinney reports, and BBC Wales Today presenter Lucy Owen speaks to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick.