Prisons: Rural Areas
Gerry Sutcliffe (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office; Bradford South, Labour)
The National Offender Management Service has investigated a wide range of potential temporary accommodation to increase capacity. Part of the 8,000 place capacity-building programme includes ready built modular accommodation which has an expected life span of 10 to 25 years. The early stages of the programme are using land on existing prison sites. Some of these are in rural areas.