North East Wales

£212m super-prison in Wrexham to be publicly run

Artist impression of the "super prison" Image copyright Ministry of Justice
Image caption Wrexham's new prison will be the UK's largest

A new £212m super-prison will be publicly run, with a third of it outsourced to the private sector or charities.

The Prison Service will own the Wrexham jail, which will house 2,000 men.

Just 34% of it will be run by private and voluntary organisations.

The prison will be category C - for inmates who cannot be trusted in open conditions but who do not have the resources and will to make a determined escape attempt.

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