Wellingborough jail contract awarded

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G4S has been awarded the contract to manage Wellingborough’s new jail, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer has announced.

The new prison will be called Five Wells, a name chosen by the local community after the five historic wells surrounding Wellingborough.

The agreement will create 700 long-term jobs and see G4S manage the prison until 2032.

Prisons and Probation Minister, Lucy Frazer QC MP, said: “The appointment of G4S to run HMP Five Wells marks another step forward in delivering this Government’s ambitious transformation of the prison system, delivering modern places using the best of public and private sector expertise to rehabilitate offenders.

“The new prison is an important investment not only in the criminal justice system,

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