Tag: Non-Custodial Sentencing

Tag: Non-Custodial Sentencing

Advocacy Visit to stakeholders in Ondo State.

Our team paid an advocacy visit to the correctional service authorities and custodial centres in Ondo state for the enforcement of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019.

We were warmly received by the Deputy Controller of Corrections, Dr. Olayiwola who was impressed with our plans to decongest the Correctional facilities in the state by providing access to justice interventions for petty offenders and inmates abandoned without trial because they could not afford legal representation.

We also visited the Olokuta Correctional Service at the headquarters in Akure where we were received by Mr Oyewole and we are glad that the Correctional officers are looking forward to the successful execution of our projects.

This project is in collaboration with Prisoner’s Rights and Welfare Action and proudly sponsored by OSIWA. We hope to keep engaging stakeholders and leveraging on partnerships until Correctional Centres are truly correctional.

Many thanks to our project coordinator in Ondo State and our amazing volunteers for making this happen.

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Non-Custodial Sentencing: The Probation Officer

Sequel to the commencement of full implementation of the non-custodial policy in Nigeria, I deemed it fit to reel out the qualities and functions of the probation officer. Most of the officers posted to the non-custodial service of the Nigerian Correctional Service are likely to be probation officer. It is only pertinent that they know some of the qualities and mandates expected from them.