The Assistant Comptroller of Prison in charge of Agbor Prisons, ACP Emmanuel Agbada Ozili has declared that prison is not a place that any reasonable and responsible person would want to be.
He made this statement in a chat with newsmen in his office in Agbor, Ika South Local Government area, recently.
ACP Ozili said the prison is a different world entirely from the outside world, as things is done differently, adding that no reasonable individual should make the mistake of going to prison.
The ACP Commended the Federal Government for doing her best in the area of feeding the inmates adding that more than enough provisions were made for the prisoners in terms of food.
He also commended the government for the provision of drugs saying that drugs, were provided every month to take care of the inmates that are ill.
He said the only area that needs to be addressed is the area of accommodation. He therefore appealed to NGOs, well meaning individuals to help build more cells to accommodate the inmates noting that currently, the prison is housing more than its capacity.
The ACP pointed out that the prison is a place for reformation adding that there are workshops to train inmates to acquire some skills while in incarceration to make them better people when they are discharged thereby making them better people to themselves and the society at large.
He also appealed to NGOs and well meaning individuals to assist in providing logistics for workshops to better equip them. SEE: IGBODO FLOOD:RIVER ALLEGEDLY OVERFLOWS ITS SHORES
ACP Ozili advised those who are free to behave well and be obedient to their parents and to the rules and regulations guiding the country to avoid losing their freedom.
He noted that currently, the prison is housing 339 inmates as against 196 it was meant for while also calling for expansion in the barrack to accommodate more prison staffers.
He said instructors in the prisons are prison wardens while noting that some artisans are employed by the prison authority to teach inmates on different skills in the prison for their betterment.