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North Wales 'super' prison considered by ministers

UK ministers say north Wales is being considered as a possible location for a new "super" prison, housing more than 2,000 inmates.

Officials are being asked to consider building the new large prison in north Wales, London or north-west England.

Plans for a prison in Caernarfon were dropped by the Ministry of Justice in 2009.

Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, also announced plans for extra accommodation at HMP Parc Prison in Bridgend.

BBC Wales Today presenter Claire Summers spoke to reporter Roger Pinney.

North Wales 'super' prison plans

  • 10 Jan 2013