Lagos State Govt. laments overcrowding in seven correctional centres

The Lagos State government has lamented the overcrowding status of its seven correctional centres located across the state which have been overstretched by 103%, accommodating more than 9,600 inmates in excess.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lawal Pedro, disclosed this on Wednesday while reeling out Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration’s achievements through the ministry within the last one year.

According to Pedro, the Badagry Custodial Centre has a capacity for 320 inmates, but 508 inmates are currently staying in the centre.

He stressed that after a thorough evaluation of the seven correctional centres, the Lagos government expressed concerns about the overcrowding within the facilities.

Pedro added that the seven facilities which were designed to cumulatively accommodate 4757 inmates currently house 9691 people serving different correctional terms in the state.

The government has disclosed that one of the facilities, Ikoyi Correctional Centre, currently has inmates that were 300% above the stipulated population after construction.

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  1. I wondered why this is coming as a surprise to a great attorney like Mr Pedro SAN who I strongly believe knows the causative factors and the appropriate remedies going by his years of experience as a learned gentleman, he can write his name in gold by ensuring that some of this well known remedies are apply as soon as possible repeatedly, for instance the cases of death roll inmates in lagos prisons and others.

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