Foundation advocates enhanced correctional facilities, submits recommendations

By Lukman Olabiyi

A non-governmental organisation, Headfort Foundation for Justice has made case  for enhancement of correctional facilities and the proper rehabilitation of inmates, The foundation made the call while submitting its recommendations on the enactment of state correction laws to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

 

The foundation led by its Executive Director, Oluyemi Orija, accompanied by the Head of Legals, Mauyon Amosun, the Programmes Manager, Oluwakemi Adenekan, and the Communications Manager, Jessica Ken-Omovevah submitted the comprehensive recommendations to Honourable Abdulkareem Jubreel Ayodeji, Chairman of the Committee on Home Affairs.

The foundation’s recommendations covered several critical areas, including; classification of prisoners, welfare of prisoners, human rights compliance, that is, aligning with international standards, particularly the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners among others.

Speaking at the submission, the foundation’s Executive Director, Orija, stated: “We are committed to supporting the Lagos State House of Assembly in its mission to enact laws that reflect the highest standards of human rights and effective rehabilitation. Our recommendations are designed to create a correctional system that not only detains but also transforms and rehabilitates inmates, preparing them for successful reintegration into society.”

Honourable Ayodeji who received the recommendations, expressed appreciation for the comprehensive recommendations and reaffirmed the state House of Assembly’s commitment to considering the inputs in the legislative process.

“The insights and expertise provided by Headfort Foundation are invaluable. We are dedicated to enacting laws that will improve our correctional system and uphold the dignity and rights of all individuals,” he said.

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