The leader of Lincolnshire County Council says Lincoln needs to retain a remand prison.
Councillor Martin Hill says anything less than that will affect the area's ability to deliver justice and will also harm the local economy.
His comments come as it is confirmed Lincoln's jail is under review.
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Outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, gradually becoming confined to mainly the Peak District.
A police officer has been caught on camera apparently using a phone at the wheel of a police van.
It will be a mostly cloudy day with drizzle at times and a brighter afternoon.