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Nigeria: Information on Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison, the type of prisoners kept there, on the structure of the prison, and on the treatment of prisoners

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 August 1995
Citation / Document Symbol NGA21437.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Nigeria: Information on Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison, the type of prisoners kept there, on the structure of the prison, and on the treatment of prisoners, 1 August 1995, NGA21437.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab7214.html [accessed 20 November 2017]
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According to Behind the Wall: A Report on Prison Conditions in Nigeria and the Nigerian Prison System, Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison is located in Lagos State. The prison is notorious for its overcrowding.

The Kirikiri Maximum Secuity Prison and the Ikoyi Prison are already infamous for their congestion. The former, as at February 1, 1990, had a population of 1,645 but only a rated capacity of 956 (ibid., 8).

Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison is also infamous for its "degrading" treatment of prisoners (Ibid., 5), "appalling" living conditions, sub-standard medical care (ibid., 26), and a very high death rate (ibid., 72). For additional information on this topic, please refer to the attached document.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

Dinkalu Anselm, C. and Osaze, L. Ehonwa. June 1991. Behind the Wall: A Report on Prison Conditions in Nigeria and The Nigerian Prison System. Nigeria: A Civil Liberties Organisation Publication.

Attachment

Dinkalu Anselm, C. and Osaze, L. Ehonwa. June 1991. Behind the Wall: A Report on Prison Conditions in Nigeria and The Nigerian Prison System. Nigeria: A Civil Liberties Organisation Publication.

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