In the Media

Private women's prison brings in the interior designers

PUBLISHED June 9, 2004

Interior designers have finally got their hands on Britain's prisons as will be shown when the first purpose-built women's jail for 30 years opens next week in west London.

The privately run Bronzefield women's prison at Ashford in Middlesex features an attractive beige and fuschia colour scheme devised to give a "less intimidating and a more domestic feel" than is found in many male prisons.