Prison Services Plateau Command, seeks collaboration with State Governments Over Condemned Convicts
The Controller of Prisons Plateau State Command, Ailewon Noel open rooms for collaboration with state Governments over Condemned Convicts within His Command.
Speaking on behalf of the controller of Prisons, the state command public Relation officer, Assistant Superintendent of Prison, Asp, Luka Ayedoo at the state headquarters on Monday in Jos, said the comptroller is calling for partnership with the private sector, NGO and the states governors within her jurisdiction over condemned Convicts.
The Controller stressed that safe custody, reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates in order to ensure a crime free society is the cardinal objectives of the Nigerian prisons service.
He explained that Jos Prison Houses Condemned Convicts from the North-East and North Central which informs the current swelling in the number of condemned prisoners in the Command.
He opined that the Nigerian Prisons Like any other Security Organization in the country is bedeviled by challenges ranging from the stigmatization of discharged inmates, prolonged neglect by the society and over stretched facilities.
Noel reiterated that custodial education has been one of the major instrument utilized by the NPS to reduce the rate of crime in the state.
The NPS has employed all the strategies and policies into her custodian education program for the de-radicalization of inmates. The program includes tertiary education, secondary education, adult literacy, vocational and skills acquisition programs.
He disclosed that these are programs are were employed by the department to ensure productiveness of the inmate who return back to the society nationwide.