Straw scraps Titan prisons plan

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Make Justice Work on BBC News Online.

“Plans for three 2,500-place Titan prisons have been scrapped, Justice Secretary Jack Straw has confirmed.

Mr Straw told MPs in the Commons that five “modern, purpose-built” 1,500-capacity jails would be built instead. In December 2007, the government announced plans to build the three Titan jails at a cost of £350m each. Shadow justice secretary Dominic Grieve welcomed the “u-turn” by the government but said plans for “giant warehouses” had been flawed from the start. He also regretted that the decision had been leaked in advance


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