NOUN Admits Umuahia Prisons Inmates for Degree Programmes

NOUN Admits Umuahia Prisons Inmates for Degree Programmes The Nigerian Prisons Service, Abia State Command witnessed the maiden matriculation ceremony of 13 of her inmates...

Prerogative of Mercy: Lagos Release 18 Kirikiri Inmates

Prerogative of Mercy: Lagos Release 18 Kirikiri Inmates The Lagos State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy on Thursday handed over an order to the...

PRAWA trains 30 human trafficking victims in Kano

No fewer than 30 victims of human trafficking were trained and empowered by Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Agency (PRAWA) in Kano to make them...

Logistics: Nigerian Prisons Need More Vehicles

The Federal Government has inaugurated 239 assorted operational vehicles and farm tractors as part of plans to rehabilitate and fast-track access to justice for inmates in Nigerian prisons.

NPS Vaccinates 29,164 Prisons Inmates Against Meningitis

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has vaccinated 29,163 Prisoners against Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), in the 19 Northern States. This exercise was carried out in collaboration...

Criminal justice process slow – Olayinka Lawal

Olayinka Lawal is the Executive Director of Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), a non-profit making organisation. He was called to Bar in 1992....

Only 20 out of 47 new prisons completed since 1980- PRAWA

Only 20 prisons out of 47 additional facilities proposed 37 years ago were fully completed, according to a factsheet issued to newsmen by Prisoners’...

Chief Judge Frees 12 Prison Inmates in Kano

Chief Judge Frees 12 Prison Inmates in Kano The Acting Chief Judge of Kano State, Justice Nura Sagir, has freed 12 Awaiting Trial Inmates (ATI)...

PRAWA Saves Teenager from Prison over Charges of Assault, Missing...

In its continuous search for Security and Justice Reform programmes, the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare (PRAWA), a Non-Governmental Organisation supported by Foreign and commonwealth...

Assessing Infrastructural Deficit in Nigerian Prisons

Recent reports from Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) in partnership with the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) revealed that Nigeria has an unflattering crime...

Let Imprisonment Not Be the Last Chapter for Inmates

The Nigeria Security and Justice Adviser, West Africa Conflict and Security Team (CSSF), Katrina Aitken-Laird has charged members of the Prison Media Network (PERMNET)...

Businesses within the prison walls

The Nigerian Prison Service’ (NPS), specialised production of crops will allow prison inmates to feed themselves. Three farm centres have been set aside for the...

70% of Nigerian prison’s inmates are awaiting trial — reports

A fact sheet released to newsmen by Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Actions (PRAWA) has revealed that about 70% of the current prison population in...

Staggering Statistics on Awaiting Trial Inmates

New facts have emerged that majority of inmates which constitute about 72 percent in prison facilities across Nigeria are awaiting trial persons. The current...

Staggering Statistics on Awaiting Trial Inmates

New facts have emerged that majority of inmates which constitute about 72 percent in prison facilities across Nigeria are awaiting trial persons. The current...

Too few prisoners in Nigeria

The Nigeria Prisons Service said recently that as of March this year, there are 68,250 inmates held in prison facilities all over the...

Nigerian Prisons Accommodate 68,259 Inmates, 68% on Awaiting Trial

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has disclosed that over 68,000 inmates are accommodated in the prison facilities through the country as at March 2017.

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria’s prison system deteriorated, and how it can be...

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Ifediorah Orakwe, a retired Controller of Prisons (Planning, Research, and Statistics) Nigerian Prisons Service, spoke about the country’s...

A day in Kirikiri Prison

Nobody looks forward to going to prison! But I looked forward to the trip to the Kirikiri Medium Security Prison, Apapa, Lagos that bright...

Our choicest prisons

Former governor of Adamawa State, Mr. James Ngilari, has an unenviable choice to make. He has been given the ‘liberty’ of choosing, from any...

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