Recently, a group, Prisoners' Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) in collaboration with Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA) presented a baseline report on the decriminalisation and declassification of petty offences. The report, according to the organisers, was in response to concerns being raised regarding the growing prison population.
OSIWA, 17 May 2019
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The Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) baseline report on ‘Decriminalization and Declassification of Petty Offences’ showed that among the law enforcement groups in Lagos, about 85% of the respondents have substantial level of awareness of petty offences classification and believe they should be set aside.