A FREEDOM of information request has revealed Braintree could be home to a new “mega” prison.

Information supplied in response to the request, submitted by Open University lecturer Dr David Scott on behalf of two campaign groups, was made public on Monday.

The data provides a list of 20 local authorities which submitted plans to the MOJ about suitable land for building a prison capable of holding 2,000 inmates last year, including Braintree Council and Tendring Council.

Reported by The Colchester Gazette. You can read the full story here. 

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