asked Her Majesty's Government:Which new prisons are currently planned; what are their planned opening dates; how many places each will provide; and what are the planned capital and running costs of each. [HL3064]
The Prison Service is planning to open four new prisons at:
- the site of the former Pucklechurch prison near Bristol—a 400-place male young offender institution, to open in November 1999;
- Agecroft, near Salford—an 800-place multi-functional male prison, to open in January 2000;
- Marchington, near Stafford—an 800-place prison, including a 200-place therapeutic unit, to open in October 2000; and
- the site adjacent to Onley prison, near Rugby—a 600-place male adult training prison, to open in October 2000.