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Overcrowding Still a Major Problem in Custodial Centres- NCoS

•NASS promises budgetary allocation to implement non-custodial measures Godsgift Onyedinefu Despite the enactment of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) Act 2019 which provides for non-custodial sentencing , overcrowding of inmates is still major problem confronting the service, Acting Comptroller General of Corrections, John Mrabure, said on Wednesday. The Acting CG said since the

US Partners NCoS on Service Delivery at Correctional Centres (prisons)

Mukaila Ola The United States has partnered with Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) to enhance efficiency and service delivery of prisons in the nation. A statement on Wednesday by the US Embassy said it was partnering with Correctional Information Management Systems of the Nigeria Correctional Service to bring about efficient service delivery

18 Correctional Service Inmates Graduate from NOUN

Mukaila Ola 18 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) studying with the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Corrections’ Special Study Centres have graduated. They graduated on Saturday in various fields with various degree certificates. In a congratulatory message to the graduands, the Acting Controller General of Corrections, John Mrabure, in a

ACJMC Deplores Poor Living Condition of Inmates in Nigeria

*CLEEN Foundation donates 50-bed mattresses Gift Wada The Administration of Criminal Justice monitoring committee (ACJMC) , has called on Government revamp the living conditions of inmates accross the country, while pointing out that the human rights of inmates should be considered even while in custody. Sulayman Dawodu. the Secretary, ACJMC, made this

PRAWA Harps on CSOs’ Support for NCoS to Decongest Custodial Centres

Godsgift Onyedinefu and John Anyim The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has called on the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), traditional rulers, and other stakeholders to support the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) in the effective implementation of non custodial measures and consequently decongest custodial centres across the country. The Executive

PRAWA Wants Effective Implementation Of Non-Custodial Measures

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA ) a non governmental organization has called on the stakeholders and goverment agencies to join hands with Nigeria correctional service to ensure full effective implementation of non custodial measures. The executive director of PRAMA Dr Uju Agomoh made this yesterday at a

NCoS, PRAWA Moves to Decongest Custodial Centres Nationwide

John Anyim The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), on Monday decried the overcrowded state of custodial centres (prisons) across the country, which it said is a burden on the economy of the country, infrastructure, among others, and have intensified moves to decongest the centres through non-custodial sentencing. Comptroller General, NCS, Ja'afaru Ahmed, said

COVID-19: PRAWA, OSIWA Donate N25m Worth of PPEs to NCoS

*Donation include computers, phones, others Godsgift Onyedinefu The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) with the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) on Wednesday donated computers, mobile phones and other items worth over N25 million to the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) to facilitate virtual visititation and prevent