in the provision of help to prison inmates and
ex-inmates. It has been instrumental to the
release of hundreds of prisoners and detainees.
Prison Rehabilitation Mission International PREMI
Established in 1982 as a non-governmental organization, Prison Rehabilitation Mission International Inc. (PREMI) has been consistent in advocating the overhaul of the prison system and the reform of the penal system in Nigeria and Africa. Its goal is to assist in the realization of the national objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy. The most important of these is the replacement of scolding with schooling, and punishment with prospect. This, PREMI believes, will reduce re-incarceration and assist in the reintegration process of released offenders. The Four Rs of this organization are Reformation, Reintegration, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement.
The general objectives of PREMI can be articulated as follows:-
– Ensure proper Reformation, Rehabilitation and Resettlement of ex-inmates and by so doing make career in crime unattractive to ex-inmates.
– Facilitate employment and job creation opportunities for prison inmates so that they can generate lawful sources of livelihood after their prison term.
– Training and retraining of prison officials and warders to enhance their competency in humane treatment of prison inmates.
– Reformation of African prison operational systems to reflect modern standards obtainable in developed countries.
PARTNER WITH PREMI