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Dorchester Prison closure ‘badly handled’ says Police and Crime Commissioner
12:00pm Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
DORSET Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has written to the Justice Secretary calling for local prisons to be named as resettlement prisons in wake of the announcement that Dorchester Prison is to shut.
Mr Underhill told Chris Grayling the closure announcement, in his view, had been ‘badly handled’.
HMP Dorchester has recently been named as a resettlement prison, meaning that prisoners close to being released who live nearby are moved there in a bid to cut re-offending rates.
Mr Underhill said the plan to close Dorchester means that ‘Dorset now has no re-resettlement prison’.
Mr Underhill called for HMP Guys Marsh in Shaftesbury and/or Portland Young Offenders Institution (YOI) to be named as resettlement prisons.
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