INJUSTICE IN NIGERIA

Topics: Prison, Nigeria, The Prisoner Pages: 3 (972 words) Published: October 2, 2013
INJUSTICE IN NIGERIA
Over the years and growing up in the dusty sahara threatened landscape of Kaduna {in mid Nigeria}, I have often lamented the fate of prisoners who are stripped of their freedom of movement for specific periods of time {and in some glaring cases of inhumanity of man.. for unspecified and unspecific periods}. My young and then innocent mind concluded that depriving prisoners of their freedom as it presently obtains carries along with it a collateral dehumanization of the prisoners person, basic needs and rights that are fundamental to the human being, and here is the caveat.... contrary to the stated objectives of the roma-greeco inherited prison system of 'correcting' these individuals, prisoners actually fall into fates bigger than them and much more devastating than whatever took them to prison in the first place. Imagine a 20 yr who is convicted to 10 yrs in prison, the prisoner loses conjugal rights; the human rights to good food and hygiene and most annoyingly, at GREAT EXPENSE TO the state and other honest folks.  while locked up like an animal, the prisoner relapses back to the basic cannibalistic tendencies for survival; and whenever he rejoins society at any point, the prisoner is so left behind that he feels only resentment and hatred for the society and its inhabitants that in majority of cases, instead of being reformed, the prison system actually regenerates an animal into the environment. Today One mighty evil, two major evils and many many minor {by my classification} ones bedeville my country Nigeria.  At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the minor ones include the massive corruption, stealing and mismanagement of the resources this country was given by God to be a great nation, but I want to discuss the 2 major evils and the one mighty evil in this space. 

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