HMP Portland to become 'resettlement prison'


                                HMP Portland will become one of 70 so-called 'resettlement jails'

A young offenders institution in Dorset will become a so-called "resettlement jail", Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed. The decision for HMP Portland follows the announcement to close HMP Dorchester, which was originally earmarked as one of 70 such jails. Offenders will be moved to a resettlement prison near to where they live before being released.Steve Hodson, deputy governor at HMP Porland, said it was "excellent news".