A Manx architectural historian says he supports the potential registration of the Victoria Road prison as a listed building.
Peter Kelly says once the new facility in Jurby is officially in use the former site will have a great deal of potential.
Home Affairs Minister Martyn Quayle has indicated discussions about listing the prison are ongoing, but its ultimate future is still unknown.
Mr Kelly (pictured) hopes the opportunity to keep the Victorian building in its entirety, as a vital part of Manx heritage, is not lost (audio file attached):
Peter Kelly was talking to Dan Davies on Talking Heads.