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Nigeria: Nigerian Prisons - Beyond the Change of Name

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The authorities should show greater resolve on the prisons' long-term problems

To say that the reports from our prisons are chilling is to state the obvious. The distress, the health conditions and the poor sanitary situation are demeaning and disgraceful. But we do not believe that the change of name from Nigerian Prisons Service to Nigerian Correctional Service as was done last week by President Muhammadu Buhari offers any practical solution.

Besides, with the main challenge being that of congestion, there is nothing correctional about Nigerian prisons. "Changing of name should not be the first phase of the proposed reform in the Nigerian Prisons. The level of social decadence in that institution

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