Pope Francis made a rare Sunday outing from Vatican grounds to celebrate a mass on "divine mercy" with prisoners, refugees and health workers.
2 Aug 2020
A rare ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan government appeared to hold for the third and final day on Sunday, with hundreds of militant prisoners released in a bid to bring peace talks closer.
30 Dec 2019
Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in the country's war-torn east exchanged 200 prisoners on Sunday, swapping detained fighters for civilians and servicemen
30 Sep 2019
Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has approved the release of 18 prisoners serving various jail terms in the state in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independent Anniversary.
1 Oct 2018
Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has pardoned 17 prisoners to commemorate the independence anniversary. He granted the pardon in accordance with the recommendation of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy. The announcement was made through a statement made available to journalists in Akure yesterday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr.…
19 Apr 2018
Two inmates of Kirikiri Prison in Lagos State have defied the psychological drawback associated with incarceration by enrolling for doctorate degrees at the National Open University (NOUN). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two doctoral candidates were among the three inmates who were awarded masters degrees by NOUN Vice Chancellor, Abdalla Adamu.…
30 Jan 2018
No fewer than 430 prisoners across the country are now pursuing their various degree programmes at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to enhance their status just as 951 others regained freedom due to the intervention of national stakeholders on prison reforms.
21 Oct 2017
Lagos, Rivers and Kano states have the highest numbers of prisoners, while Ekiti and Bayelsa have the lowest numbers, according to last year’s figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).