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A REVIEW OF THE NIGERIAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICE ACT 2019 AND ITS RELEVANCE TO EFFECTIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION
This paper discusses the relevance of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act 2019 to criminal justice administration in Nigeria. Specifically, the role of correctional institutions in Nigeria is considered and the extent of respect (or disregard) of the rights of persons in detention under the repealed Act is analyzed in order to identify and appreciate the innovative provisions in the new Act. In writing this paper, primary and secondary sources of data were gathered, and same subjected to content and contextual analysis. Specifically, statistical records and official documents from the relevant institutions were sourced and their contents reviewed and analysed.
Keywords: Correctional Service Act 2019, Prison, Criminal Justice Administration, Nigeria