Nigerian Prisons Service

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

 

 

Total Number of Prisons is 240

Total installed capacity is 50,153

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE PRISON POPULATION

 

Male

Female

Total

% of total inmate population

Convicted Prisoners

17,280

264

17,544

32

Unconvicted Prisoners

38,685

892

39,577

68

Total

55,965

1,156

57,121

100

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE CONVICTED PRISONERS

 

Male

Female

Total

% of total convicts

Short term (< 2 yrs)

7,900

92

7,992

48

Long term (> or = 2yrs)

7,279

134

7,413

41

Condemned convicts (death row)

1,559

29

1,588

8

Lifers

542

9

551

3

Total

17,280

264

17,544

100

 

SUMMARY

 

Total inmate population is 57,121

Total number of convicted prisoners is 17,544 (31% of total inmate population)

Total number of unconvicted prisoners is 39,577 (69% of total inmate population)

Total number of male inmates is 55,965 representing 98% of the total inmate population

Total number of female inmates is 1,156 representing 2% of the total inmate population 

 

 

 



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