Lincoln Prison no longer 'in crisis', governor says

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The governor of Lincoln Prison has said the institution is no longer "in crisis" after an inspection report highlighted overcrowding, drugs and violence problems.

Peter Wright, who took over as governor after the inspection in August, said the situation was improving.

Inspectors found serious failings at the category B prison during an unannounced visit.

The Howard League for Penal Reform said the levels of violence and drug abuse were among the worst reported at a UK jail.

The National Offender Management Service, part of the Ministry of Justice, said it was taking urgent action.

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