THE NIGERIAN PRISONS SERVICE

Operations Directorate

The Operations Directorate has the responsibility of, among others:
  1. Ensuring that all prisons nation-wide are administered according to law and managed in conformity with the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (The Mandela Rules);
  2. Ensuring the maintenance of acceptable standard of activities in all prisons according to their security categorization;
  3. Ensuring proper control by setting appropriate machinery in motion for effective monitoring of inmates for enhanced security management: thwarting escapes, prevention and containment of riots and generally providing secure environment for the staff and inmates in the performance of prison duties;
  4. Collecting statistical data for planning and research for improved service delivery;
  5. Enlightening the general public on the activities of the Service thereby enlisting their cooperation toward the reintegration of discharged inmates into the society;
  6. Securing escort duty staff as well as the inmates they convey to and from courts and prisons;