Nigerian Prisons Service

The Nigerian Prisons Service Statistics as 31st March, 2016 is presented below:

 

 

Total Number of Prisons is 241

Total installed capacity is 50,153

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE PRISON POPULATION

 

Male

Female

Total

% of total inmate population

Convicted Prisoners

17,667

212

17,879

28

Unconvicted Prisoners

44,432

831

45,263

72

Total

62,099

1,043

63,142

100

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE CONVICTED PRISONERS

 

Male

Female

Total

% of total convicts

Short term (< 2 yrs)

8,003

85

8,088

45.2

Long term (> or = 2yrs)

7,603

96

7,699

43.1

Condemned convicts (death row)

1,653

27

1,680

9.4

Lifers

408

4

412

2.3

Total

17,667

212

17,879

100

 

SUMMARY

 

Total inmate population is 63,142

Total number of convicted prisoners is 17,879 (28% of total inmate population)

Total number of unconvicted prisoners is 45,263 (72% of total inmate population)

Total number of male inmates is 62,099 representing 98% of the total inmate population

Total number of female inmates is 1,043 representing 2% of the total inmate population 

 

 

 



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