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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

PRAWA wants Govt to Decriminalise Prostitution, Hawking, Other Petty Offences

*Calls for review of criminal laws Godsgift Onyedinefu The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has again stressed that prostitution, hawking and other petty offences are only means of livelihood and should not be treated as criminal offences. PRAWA called on government at all levels to reveiw the criminal laws and remove

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

PRAWA Urges FG to Amend Anti-Torture Act to Accommodate Rehabilitation of Victims

•Launches 24/7 Helplines fortorture victims, survivors Senator Iroegbu The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has called on the Federal Government to amend the Anti-torture Act to provide for rehabilitation for torture victims and support institutional as well as  sustainable structure for its effective implementation. This call was made in a statement

COVID-19: PRAWA Trains Correctional Officers on Guidelines for Sanctioning Offenders

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has trained Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) officers on Non-Custodial Measures in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on guidelines for  the supervision of offenders Serving Non-Custodial Sentence and punishment of violators during the COVID-19 lockdown. This was contained in a statement issued on

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