New figures published today suggest that there are 49 per cent more prisoners in Lincoln Prison than the facility can accommodate.

It is only supposed to hold 403 prisoners but on each day in 2016, the prison held 599 inmates in its cells.

While this was one of the worst ratios in the country, Leeds Prison finds itself top with an overcrowding percentage of 70%.

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