UK Justice Policy Review

UK Justice Policy Review: Volume 2

The second in an annual series by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, supported by the Hadley Trust, tracking year-on-year developments in criminal justice and social welfare across the UK. Combining analysis of the main developments with key data on issues such as spending, staffing and the numbers going through the criminal justice system, UK Justice Policy Review offers an accessible overview of UK-wide developments.

The forward march of prison privatisation slowed

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:

  1. HMP Northumberland (an amalgam of HMPs Castington and Acklington).
  2. HMP Moorland.
  3. HMP Hatfield.
  4. HMP Lindholme.

The three remaining bidders in the frame for these are Sodexo, Serco and MTC/Amey.


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