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Shepton Mallet Prison’s Last Stand

  • 2 January 2017, 10:49 am
  • By Claire
  • in Shepton Mallet Prison

January 2nd 2017 is the deadline for feedback on the latest plans for Shepton Mallet Prison.  The prison was sold in January 2013 in a bid to save £63 million a year in running costs across six prisons.  A timeline of the prison sale has been published[...]

A Letter to Dad

  • 2 November 2016, 7:38 am
  • By Claire
  • in Creative Writing

Dad The stag returned, this time he brought his season’s companion, he looked towards where you lay (during your last days), then startled by us noticing, he turned away, vanishing behind hedgerows. From your window’s view rabbits seemed subdued, munc[...]

A history of selling an ancient prison in Shepton Mallet

  • 24 July 2016, 10:34 am
  • By Claire
  • in Shepton Mallet Prison

January 2013: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced that Shepton Mallet would be one of seven prisons that would be closed in a bid to save £63 million a year in running costs across the six prisons. The proposed super prisons would be around 25% bi[...]