Lincoln Prison performance ‘of concern’ in new report

The overall performance of Lincoln Prison for 2012/13 has been described as “of concern” by National Offender Management Service (NOMS).

In a report produced annually by NOMS, after a visit to the Greetwell Road prison earlier in the year, inspectors only gave is a two out of four overall rating.

A four rating stands for “Exceptional performance”, while a one is seen as “Overall performance is of serious concern”.

This places Lincoln Prison as “of concern”, alongside 13 other prisons out of 134 in England and Wales.

Only Winchester, Thameside and Oakwood received a rating of one.

NOMS annually inspects performance of prisons in the country based on 27 indicators. These are categorised in four domains: public protection, reducing reoffending, decency and resource management, and operational effectiveness.

Meanwhile, Lincolnshire Probabtion Trust scored a rating of three (“Good performance”) out of four for its performance in 2013/13.

NOMS uses 12 indicators while inspecting the 35 probation trusts in the country, which are categorised into public protection, reducing re-offending, and sentence delivery.