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Prison authority plans yuletide celebration for prison inmates in Lagos


LAGOS – The Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Prison Service on Wednesday said that it would give inmates kind treatments during yuletide.
Mr Biyi Jeje, the spokesman of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the inmates would be made to feel as if they were in their respective homes.
He said that they would be given adequate food rations for the yuletide.
“The way everyone is celebrating Christmas in his house is exactly the way it would be celebrated in the prisons too.
“The only thing is that they are denied their rights.
“Each prison will get two cows to celebrate the yuletide,’’ he said.
The spokesman further said that all prisons in the state had held carol services.
“Every prison held carol service during which family and friends of the inmates came to celebrate with them.
“Food and drinks were allowed, but alcohol was not allowed.
“All the food and drinks were in plastics, no canned or bottled drink was allowed into the prisons,’’ he said.
Jeje appealed to corporate organisations to imbibe the habit of celebrating yuletide with inmates for them to feel appreciated.
He also said that the ban on the use of mobile phones was still in force in the command.
According to him, there is a call centre in each prison where inmates could go and make calls.
“The ban on use of personal phones is in full force as directed by the Federal Government.
“All prisons have call centers with designated phones in the welfare office, so it is unlawful for any inmates to have a personal phone,’’ he said.
Jeje said that the centres were meant for inmates to communicate with their families. (NAN).

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