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Wrexham super-prison: Review warns of promised jobs doubt

The so-called super prison planned for Wrexham will not bring the promised economic benefits, according to a new report.

The research published by the think-tank the Institute of Welsh Affairs says the jail, which would house 2,000 inmates, will not create local jobs and could damage the economy.

In a statement the Ministry of Justice said: "We refute these claims and remain in no doubt that the new prison in Wrexham will be a huge boost for the local economy."

Matthew Richards reports.

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