• Jailbreaks: 72 per cent of inmates awaiting trial – UN

    Jailbreaks: 72 per cent of inmates awaiting trial – UN

    Following the incessant jailbreak cases in Nigeria, the federal government, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has concluded plans to drastically reduce over population in most of the prison yards across the country.

    The current records as of August 29, 2016, shows that a total number of inmates in prisons has risen to 63, 000, with 17,897 convicted (28%) while 45, 263 are awaiting trial (72%).

    Revealing this yesterday in Abuja, at workshop on effective implementation […]