In the Media

'Costly' prison ship may be shut

PUBLISHED November 4, 2004

The UK's first prison ship for 200 years could be closed unless an expensive facelift is carried out.

Ann Owers, Chief Inspector of Prisons, says the 400-capacity HMP Weare should be shut unless it is improved.
She said the ship, opened in 1997 off Portland, Dorset, is "unsuitable, expensive" and "in the wrong place".