Nigerian Prisons Service

The Nigerian Prisons Statistics as 31st March, 2014 is presented below:

 

 

Total Number of Prisons is 239

Total installed capacity is 49,505

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE PRISON POPULATION

 

Male

Female

Total

Percentage

Convicted Prisoners

17,132

272

17,404

31

Unconvicted Prisoners

37,816

835

38,651

69

Total

54,948

1,107

56,055

100

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE CONVICTED PRISONERS

 

Male

Female

Total

Percentage

Short term (< 2 yrs)

8,123

120

8,243

47

Long term (> or = 2yrs)

7,133

121

7,254

42

Condemned convicts (death row)

1,367

23

1,390

8

Lifers

509

8

517

3

Total

17,132

272

17,404

100

 

SUMMARY

 

Total prison population is 56,055

Total number of convicted prisoners is 17,404 (31%)

Total number of unconvicted prisoners is 38,651 (69%)

Total number of male inmates is 54,948 representing 98% of the total inmate population

Total number of female inmates is 1,107 representing 2% of the total inmate population 

 

 

 



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