THE MANAGEMENT OF THE NIGERIAN PRISON SERVICES IN ANAMBRA STATE: ISSUES AND PROSPECTS

THE MANAGEMENT OF THE NIGERIAN PRISON SERVICES IN ANAMBRA STATE: ISSUES AND PROSPECTS.

ABSTRACT

The Anambra Prison Services is like other Nigerian Prison Services. It is a complex organization faced with many managerial and structural problems, which hampers effective management of the services, thereby impacting it from achieving its set objectives as it is written in the Prisons Decree of 1972. This paper examined the likely problems that militate against the effective management of the services, ascertain whether the services has the right calibrate of staff and also investigate the authenticity of the claims of the prison services which its policies, programmes, aims and set objectives are reformative and rehabilitative. The research instrument consists of the following.

  1. Oral interview
  2. Documentary records

The findings in the present study suggest that there is need to re-examine our prison system with a view to having them re-moulded to become more rehabilitative, less congested and thereby more humane. Finally, there should be need for more adequate funding and implementation of government policies n Nigeria Prison Services.