Now close Pentonville Prison for good

The news that the somewhat tragic elderly murderer John Massey managed to escape from Pentonville Prison by climbing the wall with an improvised rope beggars belief.  This underlines that the Victorian prison is no longer fit for modern use.  In 2010 local councillors called for the prison to be closed and the site used for a residential scheme.  Surely now is the time to shut this out of date, troubled institution and replace it with a modern facility outside London.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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2 Responses to Now close Pentonville Prison for good

  1. M-S Ray says:

    Am not so sure that closing the prison in favour of an out-of-London location is necessarily the best solution, as it would make life even more difficult for prisoners’ families to visit. And that cannot be in anyone’s interests.

  2. Rupert Perry says:

    At last there is a prospect that Pentonville Prison will go. In 2010 Cally Labour Councillors called for the site to be used for housing, and that is still the greatest need in our borough.

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