2015 was another challenging year for HMP Lincoln

The independent monitoring board (IMB) for HMP Lincoln has sent its annual report for the period 1st February 2015 to the 31st January 2016. To the Ministry of Justice.

Every prison has an IMB attached to it whose role is to ensure that Home Office rules and regulations are properly applied and that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.

The Boards Chair, David Libiszewski says,

“ 2015 was another challenging year for HMP Lincoln due to the number of prison officer vacancies, the impact of a new split regime on both wing staff and prisoners, and an increased use of psychoactive substances, also known as legal highs. Despite this however the prison continued to demonstrate an improved performance in a number of areas.

Within the report the Board has identified a number of concerns primarily relating to inadequate or variable standards of care”

Mr Libiszewski added that the board is confident that the prison is moving forward in a positive manner.