In the Media

Rose West's prison unit to close

PUBLISHED May 27, 2004

Britain's last remaining high security prison unit for women is to close, the Prison Service has announced.

The news comes on the day a heavily critical report by the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers, on the "She Wing" of Durham Prison was released.
She said the jail - where six female inmates have committed suicide in 18 months - was "oppressive" and an "unsuitable environment to hold women".