In the Media

Only prison ship in UK to close

PUBLISHED March 10, 2005

The UK's only prison ship is to close, the Home Office has announced.

HMP Weare, docked in Portland Harbour in Dorset, will be shut by the end of the year as the Prison Service says necessary renovations are too costly.
The government purchased it in 1997 as a temporary overcrowding measure and intended to close it in 2000.