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Lincoln Prison Safety Report

Prison inspectors have produced a damning report into the safety standards at the overcrowded Lincoln jail, published just days after it was saved from the axe.

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Prisons Chief Inspector: Report is "very concerning"

Following a report into the safety standards at Lincoln Prison, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said the report is "very concerning".

HMP Lincoln has some strengths it can build on. However, this was undermined by a serious lack of professionalism in many areas that compromised safety and the smooth running of the prison. Some of this required further investigation and action by the Prison Service nationally.

– Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons

Mr Hardwick also said that inspectors would make a follow-up visit to the prison shortly and set out where and how improvements could be made.

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