Types Of Prisons In Nigeria By States [LIST]

Types Of Prisons In Nigeria By States [LIST]
December 28
09:00 2017

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) is a government agency of Nigeria which operates prisons. The agency is headquartered in Abuja, and it is under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior and the Civil Defence Immigration and Prisons Board

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As of 2014 Nigeria has about 240 prisons across the country. 155 are prisons for convicts and 83 are satellite facilities.

Prisons include:

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Kirikiri Maximum Prison

Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison is a prison in Apapa, Lagos State, Nigeria. A part of the Nigerian Prisons Service, its official capacity is 1,056. It was first established in 1955. Paul Chiama of Leadership wrote that “The mention of Kirikiri first reminds any Nigerian of” this prison.

As of February 1, 1990 its official capacity was 956 but it actually had 1,645 prisoners. A 1995 report by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada stated that it was “already infamous” for its overcrowding. In March 2018, the United Kingdom announced it would spent $939,000 to build a new 112-bed wing, in order to facilitate the transfer of Nigerian prisoners from the UK.

Some death row inmates are held at Kirikiri.

As of March 2018, the prison held approximately 5,000 prisoners, 3,700 of whom had been awaiting trial for five years or more

Kuje Prison

Kuje Prison is one of the most famous prison in Nigeria, this has a Maximum Security area and a Medium Security area. Popular as the prison where prominent Nigerians end up, it is where lawbreakers are confined as the law dictates.

Some of the prominent Nigerians that have been incarcerated here are Olisa Metuh, Raymond Dokpesi, Nnamdi Kanu, and Comrade Abba Moro. In the 1990s, it had an unsavory reputation as the place pro-democracy activists and critics of government were sent by the military regime. It features a prison Mosque, Church and Library.

Gboko Prison

Gboko Prison is located in Benue State.

Gboko is a fast-growing town in the Benue state of North-central Nigeria. The name Gboko also refers to a Local Government in Benue state.

The population for the town is over 500,000, mostly Tiv people. Despite plans by the federal government to ensure the reformation of the criminal justice system, prisons in the country, including the Makurdi medium security prisons remain congested include Gboko.

Jimeta Prison

Jimeta Prison is located in Damaturu State.

The Damaturu prison break was an attack on the Jimeta prison at Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State in the northeastern Nigeria by 40 gunmen suspected to be members of the terrorist group Boko Haram. The attack is thought to have been a bid to rescue imprisoned members of Boko Haram. About 40 prisoners escaped from the prison; seven inmates and one prison warden died. The escaped prisoners were largely members of the insurgent

Types Of Prisons In Nigeria By States

Adamawa State:

Yola Prison

Ebonyi State:

Abakiliki Prison

Federal Capital Territory:

Kuje Medium Prison

Lagos State:

Ikoyi Prison
Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison
Kirikiri Medium Security Prison
Kirikiri Women’s Prison – the only all-women’s prison in Nigeria

Yobe State:

Gashua Maximum Prison

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