The next steps in the privatisation of prisons in England and Wales were announced today by the Ministry of Justice.
Competition to run four prisons will go forward to the next stage. These are:
- HMP Northumberland (an amalgam of HMPs Castington and Acklington).
- HMP Moorland.
- HMP Hatfield.
- HMP Lindholme.
The three remaining bidders in the frame for these are Sodexo, Serco and MTC/Amey.