New Prison Opens Alongside M54

The controversial new prison just off the M54 officially opened yesterday. 

Initially projected to be a 'titan prison', and holding up to 2,500 offenders, it was downsized and is now expected to house up to 1600 prisoners. 

The prison is located next to two existing prisons, HMP Featherstone and HMYOI Brinsford.  People may have noticed recent road improvements on the A460 Cannock Road at the junction with New Road in Featherstone, where the prison is situated.