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Justice Ministry Secures Release of 12,000 Inmates

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The Prison Decongestion programme of the Ministry of Justice has resulted in the release of 12,000 inmates across correctional centers in the country since 2016.

Secretary of the Prison Decongestion Committee of the ministry, Patricia Daniels, made this known at the 2023 budget defence of the ministry, in Abuja.

Daniels noted that the ministry had also upgraded skills acquisition centers starting with the pilot center at Keffi correctional center to equip inmates that were released.

The Secretary added that legal services were provided to inmates during the decongestion exercise.

Written by: Helen Obih

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