Minimum security prison to be built on prison farm

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A new minimum security prison is to be established on the prison farm shortly, the government has said.

“The area will be fenced and, cells that consist of container houses will be purchased for the accommodation of low-security prisoners, and placed within the perimeter fence,” the government said.

The Cabinet says that this facility will significantly reduce the overcrowding at Her Majesty’s Prison where more than 350 prisoners are at times housed in a facility that was originally designed to fit half as many.

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  1. I think the remanded facility should be the first one to build away from 1735 because these accused have not been convicted yet.

    • I wish to disagree with the above sentiment, because the net is too wide. Persons who are on remand for murder and serious gun related crimes ought to be housed apart from persons who are in prison for child support and traffic accidents. The case against the young female incarcerated for posting a comment on facebook is a perfect example. She should not be housed with criminal elements.

      • I’m sorry but it wasnt just Facebook posts she was in court for. It was wounding with intent to murder. she is where she supposed to be.

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