Prison Island

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Prison Island shines a light on one of the biggest prison building programs in generations.

The Prison Estates Transformation Programme aims to create 10,000 new prison places by 2020 through the construction of six mega prisons and five new ‘residential centres’ for women.

Read detailed information about each of the proposed prisons and their locations, the companies building the prisons and the people behind the projects. The report also includes information on the new prisons being built by the Scottish Prison Service, including a potential prison for people of non-binary gender, as well as the British Government’s attempts to build prisons abroad in Nigeria and Jamaica.

The report is also available to download for free:

Third Edition

In October 2021, we produced our third update on the current status of prison expansion across England, Wales and Scotland. Since our first report, the state has nearly doubled its incarceration plans, from 10,000 new prison places to 18,000.

Download a copy of the report:

All orders will include both reports.

Additional information

Weight0.132 kg
Dimensions21 × 14.8 × 5 cm