Prisoners’ Precarious Conditions and Human Rights in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the state of prisons is substandard, dangerous, and inhumane for inmates. In 2022, Premium Times reported that 20 inmates lost their lives due to pulmonary tuberculosis, which they contracted while imprisoned. Another hundred inmates continue to battle with the infection due to overcrowding and poor management of the disease.

The vulnerability that inmates witness in prisons contravenes their human dignity and right to an adequate standard of living. Prison renovation and decongestion through judiciary reforms and quick trials are critical to improving the living conditions in prisons.

To read more, check the full article on The Guardian Nigeria.

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