Nigerian Prisons Service

The Nigerian Prisons Statistics as 30th June, 2014 is presented below:

 

 

Total Number of Prisons is 239

Total installed capacity is 49,505

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE PRISON POPULATION

 

Male

Female

Total

% of total inmate population

Convicted Prisoners

17,741

301

18,042

32

Unconvicted Prisoners

37,875

868

38,743

68

Total

55,616

1,169

56,785

100

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE CONVICTED PRISONERS

 

Male

Female

Total

% of total convicts

Short term (< 2 yrs)

8,453

138

8,591

48

Long term (> or = 2yrs)

7,313

123

7,436

41

Condemned convicts (death row)

1,452

32

1,484

8

Lifers

523

8

531

3

Total

17,741

301

18,042

100

 

SUMMARY

 

Total inmate population is 56,785

Total number of convicted prisoners is 18,042 (32% of total inmate population)

Total number of unconvicted prisoners is 38,743 (68% of total inmate population)

Total number of male inmates is 55,616 representing 98% of the total inmate population

Total number of female inmates is 1,169 representing 2% of the total inmate population 

 

 

 



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