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An Appraisal Of Inmates’ Rehabilitation Facilities In Kaduna And Zaria Prisons

An Appraisal Of Inmates’ Rehabilitation Facilities In Kaduna And Zaria Prisons

AN APPRAISAL OF INMATES’ REHABILITATION FACILITIES IN KADUNA AND ZARIA PRISONS

ABSTRACT

This central thrust of this research is to appraise the inmates’ rehabilitation facilities in Nigerian Prisons using Kaduna and Zaria prison as a case study. Against this backdrop, this study attempts to empirically appraise the inmates’ rehabilitation facilities in Nigeria prison with Kaduna and Zaria Prisons as the case study. To achieve this, sample size of 145 inmates, 37 staff was selected through simple random sampling by the use of prison register. Qualitative and Quantitative data were collected through the use of questionnaire and interview method. Also the analysis of data was through the combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis. This result of the data analysis showed that the respondents varied in socio-demographic characteristic such as age, sex, marital status, educational qualification, religion etc. further, the data showed that many of the inmates said that there is rehabilitation facilities such as carpentry, work, electrical work, shoe making etc. though some opined that despite the existing scheme it was only meant for convicts and awaiting trial were excluded from the benefiting in such schemes.The study also found that: Provision for rehabilitation services is still neglected and not international best practices compliance; the incarceration condition of the inmates with respect to accommodation, feeding and medication does not meet the United Nation’s standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners; prison inmates of these prisons prefer one rehabilitation services to the other. The most preferred rehabilitation service is recreational activity-football. Despite the aforementioned problems the prison still has been able to play the role of rehabilitation at a small measure.Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that deliberate efforts should be made by the Federal Government and prison service providers to reform the Nigerian prisons and make it international best practice compliance. There is also the need to introduce more rehabilitation services, facilities and reformative programmes such as training inmates on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and giving adequate awareness programmes so as to rehabilitate prison inmates and stop recidivism.

Table of Contents
Cover Page———————————————————————————-i
Title Page————————————————————————————ii
Declaration———————————————————————————-iii
Certification——————————————————————————-iv
Acknowledgement————————————————————————v
Abstract————————————————————————————-vii
Table of Contents———————————————————————-viii
List of Tables——————————————————————————xi
CHAPTER ONE
1.0 Introduction————————————————————————-1
1.1 Background of the Study——————————————————-1
1.2 Statement of the Problem——————————————————3
1.3 Significance of the Study——————————————————-4
1.4 Aim and Objectives—————————————————————5
1.4.1 Aims of the Study—————————————————————-5
1.4.2 Objective—————————————————————————-5
1.5 Methodology————————————————————————6
1.6 Scope and limitation————————————————————-7
1.7 Delimitation————————————————————————-7
CHAPTER TWO

Literature Review—————————————————————-8
2.1 Prison——————————————————————————-8
2.2 Type of Prisons——————————————————————10
2.2.1 A Convict prison—————————————————————-10
2.2.2 Central Prison——————————————————————-10
2.2.3 Divisional or Provincial Prison———————————————11
2.2.4 Prison Camp———————————————————————-11
2.3 Inmates Rehabilitation Facilities——————————————12
2.4 Types of Inmates Rehabilitation Facilities——————————16
2.4.1 Educational Facilities———————————————————-16
2.4.2 Health Care Facility or Hospital——————————————-17
2.4.3 Religious Facility—————————————————————-18
2.4.4 Prison Agricultural Skill Acquisition————————————-18
2.5 The Problem of Nigerian Prison System——————————-19
CHAPTER THREE

3.0 Research Methodology——————————————————-23
3.1 Research Design—————————————————————-23
3.2 Sample Population————————————————————-23
3.3 Data Gathering Techniques————————————————-24
3.4 Analytical Techniques———————————————————25
3.5 Constraints in Data Collecting———————————————-25
CHAPTER FOUR
Data Presentation, Analysis and Discussion of Results———-27
4.0 Data Presentation and Analysis——————————————-27
4.2 Discussion of Findings——————————————————-40
CHAPTER FIVE
5.1 Summary of the Findings—————————————————-42
5.2 Conclusion————————————————————————43
5.3 Recommendations————————————————————-43
References————————————————————————-46
List of Tables
Table 3.1 Break down of the sample for the study
according to prison location inmates—————————-24

Table 3.2 Break down of the sample for the study
according to prison location operation staff——————-24

Table 4.1 Socio-Demographic Characteristic of Inmate——————28
Table 4.2 Inmates’ Perception of Educational Facilities—————-30
Table 4.3 Inmates’ Participation in Skill Acquisition Programme—-31
Table 4.4 Inmates’ Perception on Religious Facilities——————-32
Table 4.5 Inmates’ Participation in Mid-Range
Industrial Rehabilitation———————————————-32

Table 4.6 Level of inmates’ participation in recreational
activities N145————————————————————33
Table 4.7 Level of inmates’ participation in agricultural
rehabilitation facilities/skill N 145———————————-34

Table 4.8 Inmates’ Assessment on the Quantity/Quantity
of Basic Facilities——————————————————-35

Table 4.9 The relationship between gender and inmates—————-37

Table 4.10 Extent to which inmates benefit from
the social welfare service N255————————————-39

Table 4.11 staff opinion of the state of rehabilitation facilities N40—-40


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