Valentine Iwenwanne (@valentineiwen) is a Nigerian journalist writing about politics, conflicts, global health, and development. His work has appeared in Equal Times, Devex, TRT World, Ozy, CNN Africa, and more.

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How Christians in Nigeria Are Responding to an Incarceration Crisis

by Valentine Iwenwanne 12-27-2019

Lagos, Nigeria / Photo by Namnso Ukpanah on Unsplash

For more than a decade, reform of Nigeria’s congested prisons has stalled, becoming a perennial problem for successive governments. Courts are bogged down with a huge backlog of cases, delaying the delivery of justice. Corruption among judicial officers only makes matters worse inside the prisons.