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Private prisons: Ken Clarke on 'payment by results'

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has said that union bosses need to learn from his decision to tender the running of Birmingham prison to a private contractor.

The decision to award security firm G4S the contract to run the 1,400-inmate jail came after firms competed over the running of four prisons in England.

The prison is set to become the first jail in the UK to be privatised.

  • 31 Mar 2011
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