In the Media

Private firms to bid to run jails

PUBLISHED March 23, 2005

Private firms are to be invited to run three Kent prisons, which between them hold nearly 2,000 inmates and have a combined annual budget of £37m.

The Prison Service will also be able to enter a bid to retain control of Elmley, Standford Hill and Swaleside prisons, all on the Isle of Sheppey.
The announcement was made by prisons minister Paul Goggins on Tuesday.