delegation to visit North
– The government of
Nigeria, in an effort to reform its antiquated
prison system, will send a second group of prison managers to
this month to tour correctional facilities and observe operations of the
state’s prison system.
May 27, 10 Nigerian Prison Service managers will arrive in Raleigh to work with a host committee to learn
what might help them reform the Nigerian prisons. This group will visit
six prisons in Greene, Franklin, Warren and Granville counties.
It will also tour two Correction Enterprises manufacturing
plants, where inmates produce highway signs and janitorial products.
anticipate this initiative will produce remarkable benefits toward the
reform of the Nigerian Prison System,” said David Osborne, assistant
director of the North Carolina Division of Prisons.
first delegation from the Nigerian Prison Service visited last October.
Additional groups are expected to visit in the coming months.
project is spearheaded by Dr. Abel Ekpunobi, a native of
who has worked in corrections and is now CEO at Measurematics, a human
informatics company based in Chapel Hill.
prison systems of Nigeria and North Carolina are similar in size.
Nigeria has 144 prisons plus 83
satellite camps with a total population of about 40,444.
has 79 prisons with a population of about 39,500.
Group #2 Agenda
Tuesday May 27
10 a.m. – Greene
Correctional Institution - Maury
11 a.m. – Eastern Correctional Institution - Maury
1:30 p.m. – Maury Correctional Institution - Maury
9:30 a.m. – Franklin Correctional Center and Correction
Enterprises Sign Plant - Bunn
1:30 p.m. – Warren Correctional Institution and Janitorial
Products Plant - Manson
9 a.m. – Polk
Correctional Institution - Butner
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