North East jail may need to “make room”

A NORTH EAST jail is said to be among prisons told to make room for more offenders after cuts.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said he is taking “sensible steps” to deal with a rise in prisoner numbers, after it was reported that 34 full and overcrowded jails are being told to accommodate more inmates.

Durham is said to be one, along with Leeds and Leicester.


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