Though now the Wren Unit building has been demolished:
Former prison officer Phil Sait had mixed emotions when she took the controls of a bulldozer to start the demolition of a dilapidated prison building that was once christened ‘Beirut’ by inmates.
Mrs Sait, 46, who lives in Bratton, won a charity raffle for the honour of helping demolish the much-criticised Wren Unit at Erlestoke Prison.
The Wren Unit was regularly criticised by the Independent Monitoring Board for the prison as being not fit for purpose.
One damning board report said the wing was known as Beirut by prisoners.
I dedicate this Looks Like Beirut certificate to the inmates of Wren wing and anyone else who thinks Beirut is a prison.