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First look inside Scotland's new £85 million state of the art women-only prison

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An £85.7 million state of the art women-only prison is set to start housing people from the summer. The prison will be home to about 100 inmates and will replace HMP Cornton Vale.

HMP Stirling, which will also be a young offenders institute, includes areas to support women needing more intensive mental health support, a separation and re-integration unit, a progression unit, a mother and baby unit, and an assessment centre.

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Justice Secretary Angela Constance said: "This is a world class facility that will provide world-leading care to women who are sentenced to custody. "It has all the right services and the right environment and the right equipment to do better by women to improve their prospects of rehabilitation and reintegration into the community."

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