Senators alarmed, as dogs are better fed than inmates NCS facilities 

Senators expressed alarm yesterday, when they were informed that the daily feeding allowance of Nigerian prison inmates is still N750. However, it was gathered that a dog kept by the Nigerian Correctional Service is fed with the sum of N800 daily, an indication that the Service spends more to feed a dog than to feed an inmate. This was disclosed when the Comptroller-General of Corrections, Haliru Baba, and other top officials appeared before the Senate Committee on Interior in Abuja to defend the 2024 budget estimates of the Service. The…

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COVID-19 spike: 8 inmates killed, 50 injured in Sri Lanka Prison riot

At least eight inmates were killed and 50 others injured after prison officers used force to disperse a violent riot at the Mahara prison in a suburb of Colombo, the media reported on Monday. According to News 1st, which quoted deputy police Chief Ajith Rohana, two prison officers were also injured in the riot. The riot began on Sunday after prisoners demanded early release amid the spread of COVID-19 in the facility. The prisoners had managed to pull-down the protective fence and made an attempt to escape prompting the security…

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