Treasury budget confirms new mega-prisons

Thursday, 8 November 2018

October's Treasury Budget announcement confirmed the construction of two new mega prisons as part of the Prison Estates Transformation Programme, Corporate Watch reports.

The programme plans to build six new prisons altogether, whilst the two confirmed in the budget will be built on the HMP Wellinborough and HMP Glen Parva sites and will create 4,000 new prison places. 

Our former Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, has previously criticised the government's plans to expand the prison system, arguing that it will do little solve the ongoing crisis in the system.