Nigerian Prisons Service

The Nigerian Prisons Statistics as 31st April, 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

17,402

254

17,656

32

Unconvicted Prisoners

37,444

835

38,279

68

Total

54,846

1,089

55,935

100

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE CONVICTED PRISONERS

 

Male

Female

Total

Percentage

Short term (< 2 yrs)

8,255

97

8,352

47

Long term (> or = 2yrs)

7,251

125

7,376

42

Condemned convicts (death row)

1,410

24

1,434

8

Lifers

486

8

494

3

Total

17,132

272

17,404

100

 

SUMMARY

 

Total prison population is 55,935

Total number of convicted prisoners is 17,656(32%)

Total number of unconvicted prisoners is 38,279(68%)

Total number of male inmates is 54,846 representing 98% of the total inmate population

Total number of female inmates is 1,089 representing 2% of the total inmate population 

 

 

 



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