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Independence Anniversary: Aliyu pardons 73 inmates

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SOKOTO- Gov. Ahmad Aliyu of Sokoto State on Thursday pardoned 73 inmates who were serving various jail terms in various custodial centres in the...

Don’t lose hope – Gov’s Wife urges correctional inmates

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ABAKALIKI- The Wife of Ebonyi Governor, Mrs Marymaudline Nwifuru, has urged inmates of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Abakaliki, not to give up in life...

69% of inmates are awaiting-trial persons – NCoS

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ABUJA- A total of 54,171 inmates out of the 79,076 inmates in correctional centres nationwide as at July 31, are awaiting-trial persons.Controller-General of the...

Inmates’ spouses, children laud PFI, PFN

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ABUJA- Spouses and children of Nigeria Correctional Service’s inmates have commended the Prison Fellowship International (PFI) and Prison Fellowship Nigeria (PFNig) for providing succour...

11 prisoners graduate from NOUN, 50 others matriculate in Enugu Custodial...

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ENUGU- Eleven prisoners from the Enugu Custodial Special Study Centre have graduated from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in its 2022/2023 Academic...

Jails heavily congested in Philippines with high occupancy rates

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MANILA- Report on Thursday about the jails across the Philippines says the prisons are heavily congested.A recent government report noted that around 67 per...

2023 Budget: FG To Spend N22.44bn On Feeding Inmates

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) - The Federal Government on Thursday revealed that Nigeria will spend N22.4 billion feeding inmates in correctional centres nationwide.This is...

52,446 awaiting trial inmates stretching NCoS facilities – Official

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ABUJA- The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says the over 52,446 inmates awaiting trial are over stretching facilities in custodial centres across the country.An Assistant...

Gov. Ganduje has pardoned 4,000 inmates in 8 years- official

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KANO- Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje has pardoned 4,000 inmates in the last eight years, Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Malam Hassan...

3,298 inmates on death row in Nigeria – NCoS

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ABUJA- No fewer than 3,298 inmates across the custodial centres in Nigeria are on death row, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), has revealed.Its Public...

Edo CJ frees 8 inmates from correctional centres

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By IMELDA OSAYANDEBENIN- Edo Chief Judge, Justice Joe Acha, has freed eight inmates from three correctional centres in South and Central Districts of...

3,167 inmates on death row – NCoS

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By IBIRONKE ARIYOABUJA- There are 3,167 inmates on death row, spokesman of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Assistant Controller of Corrections, Mr Umar Abubakar said...

176 inmates regain freedom from Maximum Security Custodial Centre Port Harcourt

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By AUGUSTA UCHEDIUNORLAGOS- In a bid to decongest the Maximum Security Custodial Centre Port-Harcourt by the judiciary to mark her annual legal year 2022,...

Prison Decongestion: Justice Ministry Secured Release Of 12,000 Inmates-Official

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By Kingsley OkoyeAbuja, - The Prison Decongestion programm of the Ministry of Justice has resulted in the release of 12,000...

NGO calls for urgent action to reduce awaiting trial inmates

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By IBIRONKE ARIYOABUJA- The Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) an NGO, has called for urgent and collective action to reduce the number of...

Custodial visit: Hopes of 231 inmates dashed as CJ refuses them...

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By EGUONOR IGHUREASABA- The hope of 231 inmates were dashed as none of them were released at the Kwale Custodial Centre, Ndokwa west local...

Independence anniversary: Sanwo-Olu releases 46 inmates

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By ADENIKE AYODELEIKEJA- Lagos State Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the release of 46 inmates from various correctional facilities across the state.Sanwo-Olu also commuted...

Eid-el-Kabir: Ganduje pardons 90 inmates from Kano Correctional Centres

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By Aisha AhmedKANO- Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has granted pardon to about 90 inmates across the Correctional Centres in Kano, in celebration...

Kuje jail attack: FG declares 33 Boko Haram terrorists wanted

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By IBIRONKE ARIYOABUJA- The Federal Government has on Friday declared wanted, 33 of the inmates who escaped from its Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre...

UPDATE: 4 inmates die, 16 injured as 879 escape in Kuje...

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By IBIRONKE ARIYOABUJA- The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has said that four inmates of the Kuje Custodial Centre died and 879 escaped during the...