Lincoln MP Karl McCartney says he has had talks with the Ministry of Justice about its ongoing review of the city's prison which could result in the site being closed or turned into an immigration removal centre.
He is urging those conducting the review to retain the prison in its current state.
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Stella Manzie will take over after running the council until a permanent chief executive is found.
It comes after months of protests following United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust's (ULHT) decision to close the unit overnight.
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