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£250m super prison plans announced for north Wales

27 June 2013 Last updated at 15:04 BST

North Wales has been chosen as the site of a £250m super prison which the Ministry of Justice says will create 1,000 jobs.

Locations in London and north west England, including Cumbria, were also in the running for a jail with room for 2,000 inmates.

It is expected to be built on a site on a Wrexham industrial estate by 2017.

As well as providing an economic boost, it is argued it will make family visits easier.

Matthew Richards reports.

£250m super prison for north Wales