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G4S Loses Wolds Prison Contract

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SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

Prison guardG4S, the private company at the center of the Olympic security debacle, has lost its contract to run Britain’s first private prison and failed to win any new contracts in the biggest round of prison privatization in England and Wales so far.

The Ministry of Justice said the management of the Wolds prison in east Yorkshire would go back to the public sector next July. The decision follows a critical report in August by the chief inspector of prisons that highlighted high levels of illegal drug use and significant prisoner idleness.

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