Council leader: Lincoln needs to retain its prison

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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Lincoln Prison Future Doubts

The future of Lincoln Prison is in doubt. Lincolnshire County Council says talks are taking place that could see it downgraded to category C or even closed and turned into an immigration detention centre.