Inmates to watch world cup matches in Enugu Prisons

Following the provision of a viewing facility, inmates at the Medium Security Prisons Oji-River Centre in Enugu State will join other sport loving Nigerians to watch the 2018 World Cup .
The Controller, Nigeria Prison Service, Enugu State, Ndubisi Ogbodo, made the disclosure in Oji River on Monday during a facility tour of prisons in the state.
Ogbodo said it was part of recreational activities meant to fast track the reformation of the inmates.
The controller said the inmates would watch the tournament under a controlled environment manned by social welfare staff of the prisons.
“We provide the recreational facilities like televisions to enable them have access to religious and sporting programmes to keep them busy and prevent them from thinking about escape.
“We also conduct sporting competitions for inmates and other social activities as part of reformation,’’ he said.
Ogbodo expressed satisfaction at the state of facilities at the centre and described it as `one of the best in the country’ in terms of facilities and welfare of inmates.
The controller however, noted that one of the major challenges of the centre was lack of mobility, as they had only one vehicle to operate with.
“We have four courts that Oji River centre covers for the prison and their locations are far apart so they find it difficult to meet the demand with one vehicle,’’ he said.

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