Hockley prison set to close

BULLOWOOD Hall is one of six prisons set to close in England, the Ministry of Justice said today.


The Hockley prison which houses foreign nationals will go under Government plans to build a so-called super-prison.


The programme, which will see partial closures at two other prisons, including Chelmsford,  is part of a drive to build new capacity to replace older prisons and bring down the cost of the prison system.

It is expected to save £63 million a year.
Some 2,600 offenders are held at the prisons targeted for closure, plus three sites which will be partially shut down.
 

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said: "We have to bring down the cost of our prison system, much of which is old and expensive.


"But I never want the courts to be in a position where they cannot send a criminal to prison because there is no place available.


"So we have to move as fast as we can to replace the older parts of our prison system."


There are up to 230 prisoners at Bullwood Hall at any one time, and more than 800 passed through the prison between August 2011 and July 2012.
The vast majority are deported at the end of their sentences
 

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12:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

notinwestcliffanymore says...

given the type of prisoner at bullwood,im sure it is a viable commercial prospect. You would never be short of 'guests' that have to go somewhere.
given the type of prisoner at bullwood,im sure it is a viable commercial prospect. You would never be short of 'guests' that have to go somewhere. notinwestcliffanymore
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12:55pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Rich"Carol says...

BULLOWOOD .. I just said to my neighbour Mr Singh .. I thought that was an Indian film company and he thought that was funny ..

Come on echo, who is checking the spelling a 6 year old..
BULLOWOOD .. I just said to my neighbour Mr Singh .. I thought that was an Indian film company and he thought that was funny .. Come on echo, who is checking the spelling a 6 year old.. Rich"Carol
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1:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

backstabbedworker says...

Typical mis management!! 7 weeks ago we are told" well done, you have all achieved your targets, work well and are a high achieving prison. we'll be safe for years to come!" today we are all looking for jobs because the land is worth millions!!! No thought for the workers who can't all relocate or travel into london,do a 12 hours stressful shift and travel home. I hope you all realise that this is part of a policy NOT to lock up offenders!
Typical mis management!! 7 weeks ago we are told" well done, you have all achieved your targets, work well and are a high achieving prison. we'll be safe for years to come!" today we are all looking for jobs because the land is worth millions!!! No thought for the workers who can't all relocate or travel into london,do a 12 hours stressful shift and travel home. I hope you all realise that this is part of a policy NOT to lock up offenders! backstabbedworker
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1:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Nebs says...

Where will the superprison be built? How about in the estuary, instead of the airport.
Where will the superprison be built? How about in the estuary, instead of the airport. Nebs
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2:16pm Thu 10 Jan 13

sosad 1 says...

backstabbedworker wrote:
Typical mis management!! 7 weeks ago we are told" well done, you have all achieved your targets, work well and are a high achieving prison. we'll be safe for years to come!" today we are all looking for jobs because the land is worth millions!!! No thought for the workers who can't all relocate or travel into london,do a 12 hours stressful shift and travel home. I hope you all realise that this is part of a policy NOT to lock up offenders!
iworked there as a contracter many years a go alot of staff lived in houses on site it was like small village agreat atmosphere hope the staff are looked after good luck
[quote][p][bold]backstabbedworker[/bold] wrote: Typical mis management!! 7 weeks ago we are told" well done, you have all achieved your targets, work well and are a high achieving prison. we'll be safe for years to come!" today we are all looking for jobs because the land is worth millions!!! No thought for the workers who can't all relocate or travel into london,do a 12 hours stressful shift and travel home. I hope you all realise that this is part of a policy NOT to lock up offenders![/p][/quote]iworked there as a contracter many years a go alot of staff lived in houses on site it was like small village agreat atmosphere hope the staff are looked after good luck sosad 1
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4:20pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

Make a good site for a Hotel
Make a good site for a Hotel Carnabackable
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4:45pm Thu 10 Jan 13

ADVT00U says...

Bullwood Hall is a male only prison. For Category C inmates. Dowever does not hold any Sex or Violent offeners. Bulwood Hall is one of only a few prisons dedicated to "housing" Foreign nationals . The Prison has a working capacity of 226. And is comprised of 7 wings!!

Some Facts there!
Bullwood Hall is a male only prison. For Category C inmates. Dowever does not hold any Sex or Violent offeners. Bulwood Hall is one of only a few prisons dedicated to "housing" Foreign nationals . The Prison has a working capacity of 226. And is comprised of 7 wings!! Some Facts there! ADVT00U
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5:59pm Thu 10 Jan 13

whataday says...

Nebs wrote:
Where will the superprison be built? How about in the estuary, instead of the airport.
How about Somalia or Eastern Europe and they are sent there straightaway
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Where will the superprison be built? How about in the estuary, instead of the airport.[/p][/quote]How about Somalia or Eastern Europe and they are sent there straightaway whataday
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8:12pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Essex Medja says...

What happed to the factually incorrect racist rant by our resident "Rumpled of the Balley's".
What happed to the factually incorrect racist rant by our resident "Rumpled of the Balley's". Essex Medja
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1:21am Fri 11 Jan 13

Brunning999 says...

How about on the Goodwin Sands?
How about on the Goodwin Sands? Brunning999
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7:03am Fri 11 Jan 13

colsmith says...

Rich"Carol wrote:
BULLOWOOD .. I just said to my neighbour Mr Singh .. I thought that was an Indian film company and he thought that was funny ..

Come on echo, who is checking the spelling a 6 year old..
Now, now Carol, you must be aware these infantile spelling mistakes are set just as a joke.....The "Echo" only employs the most adept users of the English language as we now it...They are so clever and professional that nobody ever needs to actually check the content...I blame texting, very poor teaching and even poorer parenting.....
The "Echo" is to newspapers what Tony B*oody Blair was to honesty..
[quote][p][bold]Rich"Carol[/bold] wrote: BULLOWOOD .. I just said to my neighbour Mr Singh .. I thought that was an Indian film company and he thought that was funny .. Come on echo, who is checking the spelling a 6 year old..[/p][/quote]Now, now Carol, you must be aware these infantile spelling mistakes are set just as a joke.....The "Echo" only employs the most adept users of the English language as we now it...They are so clever and professional that nobody ever needs to actually check the content...I blame texting, very poor teaching and even poorer parenting..... The "Echo" is to newspapers what Tony B*oody Blair was to honesty.. colsmith
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1:38pm Fri 11 Jan 13

check12 says...

colsmith wrote:
Rich"Carol wrote:
BULLOWOOD .. I just said to my neighbour Mr Singh .. I thought that was an Indian film company and he thought that was funny ..

Come on echo, who is checking the spelling a 6 year old..
Now, now Carol, you must be aware these infantile spelling mistakes are set just as a joke.....The "Echo" only employs the most adept users of the English language as we now it...They are so clever and professional that nobody ever needs to actually check the content...I blame texting, very poor teaching and even poorer parenting.....
The "Echo" is to newspapers what Tony B*oody Blair was to honesty..
Humorous that someone ranting about an echo reporters spelling can not differentiate between the meanings of know and now.

Back to school for you I would suggest.
[quote][p][bold]colsmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich"Carol[/bold] wrote: BULLOWOOD .. I just said to my neighbour Mr Singh .. I thought that was an Indian film company and he thought that was funny .. Come on echo, who is checking the spelling a 6 year old..[/p][/quote]Now, now Carol, you must be aware these infantile spelling mistakes are set just as a joke.....The "Echo" only employs the most adept users of the English language as we now it...They are so clever and professional that nobody ever needs to actually check the content...I blame texting, very poor teaching and even poorer parenting..... The "Echo" is to newspapers what Tony B*oody Blair was to honesty..[/p][/quote]Humorous that someone ranting about an echo reporters spelling can not differentiate between the meanings of know and now. Back to school for you I would suggest. check12
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