Ministers have held talks over building a new prison in Albania to house foreign offenders in British jails, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The proposal was ‘welcomed’ at a bilateral meeting between UK Ministers and Albania’s justice secretary last week.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
It came as the Government signed a new prisoner transfer agreement with Albania after the number of its criminals in UK jails stood at 1,528 in June – a big rise on the 876 in August 2019.
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The announcement declared Albania would foot the bill for housing any prisoners transferred from Britain.
But on Monday, talks between the Balkan state’s justice secretary Etilda Gjonaj and UK Justice Minister Chris Philp turned to a