I think that many would like to see a new prison in North wales where offenders currently are sent long distances to complete their sentences
In 2008 a Proposal for between 400-500 category C offenders - which is for those reaching the end of their sentence, those considered to be low risk, and those awaiting sentence was muted but despite support for it to be built in the Caernafon area. It came to nothing.
Currently there are five Prisons in Wales (2010)
Cardiff B 815
Swansea B/C 380
Parc/Bridgend B 1187 (Private Prison)
USK C 426
Prescoed D 426
Theres no provision for Women in Wales now we are told that North Wales is in the running for a massive new "super prison" that could house more than 2,000 inmates .
It's one of three areas being considered for the project across England and Wales.
The new building would be the largest prison in the UK and bring millions of pounds to the local economy.
The plans would also see a new mini jail built on the Parc prison site at Bridgend.
So North Wales could find itself with a Prison it doesn't want . Whilst having the prison it needed rejected
Its typical of this government that we are seen as a site for overspill of Prisoners from outside Wales rather than .getting what we have ben looking for.
I would like to see the Prison population reduced but recognise we need to imprison a number of prisoners.
But the UK already imprisons far to many people having the highest per capita in the EU.and we need to consider alternatives and reduce the prison population not increase it.
We don't need a 2000 population prison. We need smaller prisons which serves local needs and we urgently need provision for a Women 's prison here.
Once again we need this devolved to the Welsh Assembly and get a Prison service that meets the needs of Wales. Not the agenda of a reactionary Westminster Government bowing to the Tabloid press . Whether Conservative, Liberal Democrat or Labour.