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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 June, 2005, 08:23 GMT 09:23 UK
Open prison making access changes
An open prison in Derbyshire has been praised in an official report, but told to improve some of its facilities.

Anne Owers, Chief Inspector of Prisons, said Sudbury provides a safe and well-ordered environment.

She said it encourages inmates to find work but the buildings cannot cope with the growing number of disabled and older prisoners.

Governor Chris Davidson said: "We are gradually improving the site, making better access to buildings.

"We have installed a ramp to the dining hall, we have moved the library into a new venue and we have had it road-tested by a prisoner in a wheelchair which has helped us with the layout of the shelves in there."

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