In the Media

Prison ship could head for Thames

PUBLISHED December 20, 2004

A controversial prison ship currently moored off the Dorset coast could be moved to London to tackle its spiralling inmate population.

The Metropolitan Police is in talks to move HMP Weare to the Thames from its current berth at Portland.
Last month, the ship was condemned as "merely an expensive container - and in the wrong place" by a prison chief.