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Correctional Facilities and Emerging Issues

Correctional Facilities and Emerging Issues
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The federal government is taking steps to address the jailbreaks in the country.

Under President Muhammadu Buhari, the federal government is making efforts to solve the persistent issue of jailbreaks in the nation. The most recent and well-known episode took place in September 2022 at Kuje, Abuja, where armed gunmen released hundreds of prisoners, including high-profile terror suspects and experienced criminals. A 3,000-capacity facility is now being built at Karshi, on the boundary of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Nasarawa State, as a result of the president’s approval of the construction of six ultramodern correctional institutions in various states.

This new institution, along with the others, is being paid for by a special intervention fund that the president has sanctioned and is a part of the government’s reform initiative to change the penal system in Nigeria from one that is punitive to one that is corrective. The Nigerian Correctional Service’s offices will be located at the 3,000-capacity correctional center that is now being built in Karshi. The facility can house both male and female offenders (NCoS). It is anticipated that the project, which is being funded by a special intervention fund approved by President Buhari, will be finished and put into service before the president’s tenure expires in May of this year.

There have been rumors the quarry site is in the NCoS facility.

The development of these new facilities represents a significant advancement in the reform initiative launched by the Buhari administration, which earlier saw the Nigerian Prison Service renamed the Nigerian Correctional Service. One of these facilities, which is currently being built in Karshi, raises questions about its placement. There have been rumors that a quarry site is in the centre of the NCoS facility, which is concerning because the continuous rock-crushing and blasting is unsafe for any kind of residential or business accommodation, let alone a security zone.

According to a quarry firm, it legitimately acquired the property, which is a solid mineral area under federal authority and managed by the Federal Ministry of Mines and Solid Mineral Development. Although the Federal Capital Territory Development Administration (FCTA) originally assigned the plot to NCoS, it was later discovered that the assignment was incorrect and that the company’s claim to the land is compliant with the Land Use Act of 1978, Section 44(3) of the 1999 Construction, and Section 1 of the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act, 2007.

Help the unfavorable perception of Nigeria’s prison management system.

Company is willing to shift to another location due to concerns about national security, but it is seeking compensation for the loss of its clientele. Operators in the mining industry, such Mining Entrepreneurship Stakeholders, have requested compensation from the federal government for the company’s lost revenue as a result of the NCoS’s occupation of its facilities. This newspaper has come to the conclusion that while the Buhari administration’s plan to build new, cutting-edge correctional facilities is a welcome development that will help change the unfavorable perception of Nigeria’s prison management system, it is crucial to address the issue of the quarry site in Karshi and find a solution that is just for all parties.

To combat the issue of jailbreaks and enhance Nigeria’s prison management system, the new strategy for ultramodern correctional facilities is also a positive step. However, it is crucial to make sure that the construction of these facilities does not unnecessarily harm any stakeholder, as was the case with the quarry company in Karshi. The quarry is a sizable, cutting-edge, multimillion-Naira enterprise that has been ranked among Nigeria’s top three due to the intricacy of its electrical engineering and computerized technology. These are local investments that are owned by Nigerians that are apparently in financial trouble right now.

Nigerians means of livelihood have been adversely affected.

The employees of that company who lost their employment are also Nigerians whose means of support have been negatively impacted by the claimed takeover of the premises. In order to protect both national security and the interests of the quarry firm, the federal government should take the necessary action, pay the company, and make sure the problem is remedied quickly. The voters of the Verre and Gurin Constituencies in the Fufore Local Government of Adamawa State have mandated that Senator Abdul-Aziz Murtala Hammenyero Nyako, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the upcoming election into the Upper Chamber of the Senate and representative of the Adamawa Central Senatorial District, prioritize roads, hospitals, education, and security among other things when elected.


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14 days ago

Correctional Facilities and Emerging IssuesThe federal government is taking steps to address the jailbreaks in the country. – Express your point of view.

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13 days ago

The new approach for ultramodern correctional facilities is also a beneficial start to tackle the problem of jailbreaks and improve Nigeria’s prison administration system. It will assist in transforming the negative view of Nigeria’s jail administration system.

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13 days ago

It is imperative for the government to ensure jail breaks are eradicated. It should never happen. Inmates are a threat to the society at large especially when they have not been rehabilitated enough.

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13 days ago

The new plan for cutting-edge correctional facilities is also a good step in preventing jailbreaks and improving Nigeria’s prison administration system.

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13 days ago

The new project for modern correctional facilities is also a will help tackle the problem of jailbreaks and improve Nigeria’s prison administration system. It will also assist in transforming the negative view on Nigeria’s jail administration system.

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13 days ago

The federal government is taking steps to address the jailbreaks in the country. The problem of government of this country is that they allow things to go wrong before talking about solution which is very bad. We need better government in 2023 Election

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13 days ago

Jail breaks must be eliminated by the government. It’s unthinkable. Inmates who haven’t been rehabilitated pose a threat to society.

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13 days ago

The new contemporary correctional facilities project would also reduce jailbreaks and improve Nigeria’s prison administration. It will also help improve Nigeria’s jail management structure.

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13 days ago

This brand-new establishment, along with the others, are all having their operational costs covered by a unique emergency fund that has been authorized by the President.

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13 days ago

The current punitive justice system in Nigeria is being replaced with a corrective justice system as part of a reform drive that has been sanctioned by the president and in which the president himself is participating.

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13 days ago

It is expected that the project, which is being financed by a unique intervention fund that was given the go-ahead by President Buhari, will be completed and put into operation before the current president’s term comes to an end.

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13 days ago

It has been said that a quarry site occupies the facility’s central location, which is worrisome because the constant rock-crushing and blasting makes the area unfit for human habitation.

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13 days ago

Due to the complex nature of its electrical engineering and computerized technology, the quarry has been regarded as one of the top three most successful businesses in all of Nigeria. This is because the quarry is a large, cutting-edge, multimillion-Naira corporation.

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13 days ago

The government must take all necessary measures to prevent prison breakouts. It’s unthinkable that this would occur. When inmates have not been sufficiently rehabilitated, they pose a danger to the general public.

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13 days ago

The alleged seizure of those facilities has had a detrimental influence on the means of subsistence of Nigerians, who were employed by that company but have since lost their jobs as a result of the incident.

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13 days ago

The government must make sure that jail breaks are eliminated. It shouldn’t ever occur. Prisoners pose a hazard to society as a whole, particularly when their rehabilitation is insufficient.

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13 days ago

This will improve the facilities and avoid jailbreak. Jailbreak issue should not occur again all necessary step to avoid it should be set up

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13 days ago

It is just unfortunate that the federal government is just waking up to the reality that the Correctional facilities need to be built after the Line jailbreak took place.

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13 days ago

Why should the quarry site be the best place that the Correctional facilities should be located. The federal government need to take quick action to either look for alternative or make provision for those using that site.

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13 days ago

According to projections, the project would be finished and put into service before the current president’s term ends since it is being funded by a one-of-a-kind intervention fund that was approved by President Buhari.

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