£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.