October 14, 2023 8.30 am This story is over 5 months old

Lincoln lawyer weighs in: The cost of packed prisons

Insights into Lincolnshire’s prison capacity and sentencing challenges

A Lincoln solicitor has described the situation as “a double-edged sword” in response to news that due to overcrowded prisons, some convicted criminals might not serve jail time starting next week.

The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with a barristers’ strike has led to a surge in the number of inmates. The Ministry of Justice reports an increase of over 6,000 prisoners on remand since before the pandemic.

Read the full story on MyLocal Lincolnshire, the new home of The Lincolnite