Over 1576 youths serving various jail terms in Jigawa – Commissioner

The Jigawa State government has said over 1576 inmates out of 1718 total number of inmates serving various jail terms are youths. This is alarming, as it means that 1,576 people between the ages of 18 and 45 are in prison.

The government is committed to repositioning and reforming the State judiciary for effective service delivery. This includes reviewing the setup of correctional centers, updating State laws, and implementing a new law for the Administration of Criminal Justice.

The government has also established a committee to monitor and implement the administration of Criminal Justice and other related matters. An Anti-Corruption Commission will also be established, and there will be a public enlightenment and engagement campaign.

The government is seeking the support of legal professionals, retired judges, academicians, international partners, civil societies, religious and traditional leaders, and the general public to achieve the desired goals.

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