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'Competition will create better prison regimes'

Birmingham Prison is being privatised, which is the first prison to be taken over by a private company. The company is G4S and Jerry Petherick is its managing director of custody and detention services and Juliet Lyons of the Prison Reform Trust debate if private prisons are the best way forward.

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