Staff who took redundancy at Shrewsbury prison were paid almost £3m, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Shropshire Star report:

More than £2.7 million has been paid to staff who had been based at the Shrewsbury jail.

It equates to an average payout of almost £28,000 per staff member.

Details of the payouts have been revealed by a Freedom of Information request by the Shropshire Star to the Ministry of Justice.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.