Prison decongestion PDF

It was an alarming statistic when it was officially disclosed that 80% of population of the Nigerian prisons were Awaiting Trial Inmates (ATI) who were neither fined of an offence or convicted by any court. This means that the convicted prisoners merely constituted about 20% of the prison population.  Realising the importance of consultations and advocacies through public awareness campaigns, media engagement was paramount in getting the buying in of major stakeholders. Between January to December 2017, the campaigns were successful as the statistics of the ATI  dropped to 70% by middle of the Year and 66% by December 2017.

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