REHABILITATION AND REFORMATION OF PRISONERS IN NIGERIAN PRISON

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Abstract

This study is aimed at identifying the rehabilitation and reformation of prisoner. The instrument used for collection of data or information in this research is mainly the questionnaires. The questionnaires were distributed to one hundred and thirty three respondents to tests the validity of the stated research questions from their respondents it was discovered that many of the option carrier choice education should be introduced in senior secondary schools in this research which will be of great benefit to the students in the means to establish guidance and counselling facilities centres in senior secondary schools. In conclusion, the presence of guidance and counselling facilities centres in senior secondary schools will help to solve carrier choice problems facing the students.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

  • Background of the study

Benin kingdom during Oba Ewedor who was the 4th Oba in Benin Kingdom he reigned from 1255 to 1280 AD he was the first Oba to establish native prison called “Ewedor” in his own name where offenders were confined, the keeper or warder “Eriebo” in Benin dialect while the prisoners were called “Eseghan”. This native prison system was in use before the arrival of the colonial masters in 1895. In 1910 during the reign of Oba Eweka, government rebuilds the prisons in the same premises. It can be reveled that during the period 1910-1950 that the prison was fenced with ordinary hard wire and in 1957, the perimeter wall was fenced with burnt bricks.

As a result of this awareness, the concept of rehabilitation took the top stage in the treatment of delinquents. Rehabilitation is defined as efforts that aim at restoring by formal act or declaration (a person degraded or attained) to former privileges ranks and possession, to re-establish (a person good name or memory) by an authoritative pronouncement. It also means re-establishing the character or reputation of a person or things to restore to a previous condition in order to set up again in proper condition. Applied to the deviants, it means that the society now realize that the deviant, one were on the road to proffer development and can be helped to readjust once more if the proper techniques of rehabilitation are applied. A desirable policy of rehabilitation was therefore formalize to set up again in proper condition those prisoners who have fallen foul of law of the society and who now need to be restored as properly integrated members of the society.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

In order to make this study simpler and easily understood, it is necessary future researcher who might find this study helpful on the main issues in this project. An insight in to a topic reformation and rehabilitation of prison as a function of facilities on human resources in the prison project which in no small measures enhances an understanding of the major issues to be raised in this project. To pave the way therefore, one needs to pose the following questions.

  1. It is not that some inmate that come out of prisons are not accepted back home, community and society.
  2. Do any inmates who come out of prison still return back to prison?
  3. In prison are the inmates being given vocational training?
  4. Do the governments monitor the inmates to know if they are really given vocational training?
  5. Have any inmates or prisoner been reform after he/she is back from the prison.
  6. What is the difference between reformation and rehabilitation in terms of the type and number of self help project undertaken.
  7. What significant changes reformation and rehabilitation brought in the life of inmates or prisoners in Benin Prison? The above problem will be the focus of this research project.
REHABILITATION AND REFORMATION OF PRISONERS IN NIGERIAN PRISON