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19th February 2020 Issue no. 495

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G4S loses Wolds prison contract

Security company stripped of responsibility for running private prison in east Yorkshire after Olympic fiasco. G4S, the private company at the centre of the Olympic security debacle, has lost its contract to run Britain's first private prison and failed to win any new contracts in the biggest round of prison privatisation in England and Wales so far.

The Ministry of Justice said the management of the Wolds prison in east Yorkshire would go back to the public sector next July. The decision follows a critical report in August by the chief inspector of prisons which highlighted high levels of illegal drug use and significant prisoner idleness.

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