The main aim of establishing the prison institution in all parts of the world, including Nigeria, is to provide a rehabilitation and prison for those who have violated the rules and regulations of their society. Among other issues, this study highlights various reforms that have already taken place and are still on-going in the Nigerian prison system. These include efforts in the decongestion process, and other logistics including transportation services and general skills achievement programmes. From the studies evaluation, the author believes that there are more gains than pains in the system since the gradual reform processes therein. In order to deal finally with prison congestion, this paper suggests that the decongestion committee needs to be strengthened in its work by changing their periodic visit to the prisons to be more regular and frequent, more prison yards need to be built, more non-governmental organizations should be encouraged and allowed to visit the prisons to monitor the activities there, from which they can make an input in form of suggestions to the various reform committees on what to do.
Obioha, E. E. (2011). Challenges and reforms in the Nigerian prisons system. Journal of social sciences, 27(2), 95-109.