Nigeria's Prisons Set to Undergo Long-Awaited Reforms

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill, 11 years after it was first presented on the floor of the Senate. The law addresses overcrowding by administering community service, parole and meditation between the offender and the offended. This is so those convicted of minor or petty crimes can avoid prison. The new law also allows comptrollers to reject additional prisoners when the prison in question is already filled to capacity.

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