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Nigeria has too many prison inmates awaiting trial. Technology could achieve swifter justice

By Benjamin Okorie Ajah, Lecturer, University of Nigeria
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Nigeria’s prison population is more than 76,000, housed in 240 correctional centres. About 70% of these inmates are still awaiting trial. They have been arrested and charged, but not yet convicted or cleared.

This is the highest percentage of awaiting-trial prisoners in Africa. World Prison Brief’s latest report puts the figure at 12.4%…The Conversation


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