In the Media

Mixed prison opens for inspection

PUBLISHED March 10, 2005

The first purpose-built prison to house both men and women opened its doors for inspection on Wednesday and visitors were told women would do the cooking.

Councillors and the media saw the new £65m Peterborough jail which will house 480 men and 60 women. Built on a former factory site the new prison is run by a group of private firms including Interserve Projects and Royal Bank of Scotland.
It is expected to take its first prisoners later this month.