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Who We Are

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.

OUR OBJECTIVES

The general objectives of PREMI can be articulated as follows:

To 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.

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Our Impact At A Glance

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Our Mission

01.

To create an enabling atmosphere for individuals, private, and public corporations and companies that share our vision to support the restructuring and reintegrating efforts of PREMI.

02.

To encourage the psychological diagnosis of new inmates and determine their mental capability. This will help to determine the need for mental health intervention for needy inmates.

03.

To standardize the administration of prisons in Africa through the establishment and administration of African Institute for Corrections with centers in all African countries.

04.

To provide life skill intervention courses to drug and alcohol users, child abusers, and perpetrators of domestic violence.

05.

To advocate for the provision of motivation for hardworking correctional officers and re-orientate them toward correction, not scolding.

06.

To advocate for the provision of incentives/reinforcement to inmates that pursue cognitive restructuring and educational advancement.

07.

To add more after-care centers to the existing one and equip them to international standard.

08.

To reduce the rate or recidivism and encourage disengagement from criminality.

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To develop the existing resettlement center on a 40-hectares of land commissioned in Ibadan by His Excellency, General Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR on February 2, 2001. This will provide academic, life skills, and vocational training to ex-inmates and offer them the opportunities to reintegrate and become productive citizens of Nigeria.

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Our Strategies

  • The establishment and monitoring of well-equipped resettlement centers in strategic places in Nigeria.

  • The creation of positive working relationship with stakeholders such as the Nigeria Correctional Service, the Ministry of Justice, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Nigeria Police, and the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime.

  • To partner with the Nigeria Correctional Service in the improvement of the condition of inmates and decongest the prisons and reduce the awaiting trial lists.

  • The establishment of zonal post-release receiving/care centers for newly-released ex-inmates. This center will provide the basic needs of the ex-inmates and help with their reintegration.

  • The provision of in-prison life skills, academic, and vocational education and training opportunities as cusp that will open up employment opportunities to ex-inmates after release.

  • Assisting in the efforts of the Nigeria Correctional Service to retain, train, and motivate their officers.

  • Encouraging the participation of non-governmental agencies and private institutions in the reformation of the criminal justice system.

  • Advocating for justice correctional decongestion and a better life for inmates and ex-inmates.

Our Governing Council

HRM. OBA DR. ADEDAPO TEJUOSHO

Chairman Governing Council

BISHOP KAYODE WILLIAMS (JP)

Director General

HON. JUSTICE O.A. SHOGBOLA (JP)

Secretary General

DR. MRS HANNAH O.DADA-ADEGBOLA

Treasurer

REVEREND JAMES ADEMUYIWA

Coordinator PREMI UK

DR. SILAS O. FALOKUN

Coordinator PREMI North & South America

Our Secretariat

Mr Stephen A. Yanbiolu

Asst. Secretary

Mrs Adenike Ali Adesanya

Welfare Director

Mr Olugbenga M. Adepoju

Media

Mr. Oluwatosin A. Adenle

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About

At PREMI, we believe in the replacement of scolding with schooling, and punishment with prospect. This will reduce re-incarceration and assist in the reintegration process of released offenders.

Contact

279 Sagamu Road, Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Support

With enthusiastic employees and volunteers, we are ready to support you no matter any time.