Prison number could hit 1,018

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Formal plans for the expansion of Bovingdon’s Mount Prison – that could see the number of inmates increase from 768 to 1,018 – have been put forward.

The proposal, submitted to Dacorum Borough Council, includes a new house block, kitchen, weights and changing unit, the conversion of an existing kitchen to an education facility, refurbishment of a workshop to provide further training, exercise yards, extra CCTV, security lighting and more visitor parking.