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HMP Berwyn: Inside Britain's new super-prison

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Image caption Inside a wing at the prison as the final cleaning is done ahead of opening

As the first inmates prepare to move in to Britain's new "super-prison" these pictures give a unique insight into what life will be like inside.

The images of HMP Berwyn show the custom-built facility ahead of the first prisoners moving in on Tuesday.

The prison in Wrexham, north Wales, cost £250m to build and will hold 2,106 prisoners.

It boasts a health and well-being centre, an education block, workshops, a sports hall and a multi-faith area.

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Image caption Protective helmets used in training the new officers for HMP Berwyn
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Image caption Coleg Berwyn inside the prison
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Image caption A butter-spreading machine in the kitchen
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Image caption There is a play area for young children at the visitor's centre
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Image caption Some of the prison officer's dogs which will be based at HMP Berwyn
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Image caption The prison library with its empty shelves
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Image caption A selection of books about Wales are held in the library
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Image caption A workshop at Berwyn before anything is moved in

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