PRAWA: The first review workshop for a Model State Law on Correctional Service was held on the 7th of August at Rockview Hotel by PRAWA and other stakeholders. The proposed Model Law is an initiative of PRAWA, a leading security and justice NGO in Nigeria, is aimed at promoteloting effective implementation of corrections adminstration at the state level. It will be recalled that the recent constitutional amendment moved Corrections from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list.
The objective of the Model State Law is to provide guidance to states of the federation as they transition from a federal-controlled to a state-controlled Correctional Service. Stakeholders at the event lauded PRAWA for the initiative which they said will ensure that standard is maintained while ensuring effective reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders back to society.
The review which is the first in the ongoing initiative, was organized by PRAWA with the support of the Open Society Foundation, and in partnership with the Nigerian Correctional Service, Ministry of Interior and Federal Ministry of Justice.