Gloucester prison closure: Criminals buried underneath

A historian has said there could be up to 122 executed criminals buried in unmarked graves under Gloucester prison.The jail will close at the end of March and proposals for its future already include a hotel, flats and a museum.But English Heritage said the site required archaeological investigation before any development takes place.The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said it was aware of 17 burials there between 1874 and 1939.A MoJ spokesman said it was considering the future of these along with the future use of the site.