Lincoln MP Karl McCartney says he has had several discussions this week about the future of the city's prison following reports that it is under review but says he understands no decisions have yet been made.
Currently, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is in the early stages of a limited restructuring process for the country's prisons and I have been reassured that no hard-and-fast decisions whatsoever have been made as yet, especially in relation to our prison in Lincoln. The department are considering a number of changes across the whole prison system, right across the country and if the MoJ do propose any changes to the role that Lincoln Prison currently provides, then they will consult with both me, and interested parties locally.
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