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CAPIO TEAM VISITS PORT HARCOURT MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON FEMALE SECTION

Finally, CAPIO VOICE Team arrived Port Harcourt Maximum Security Prison to assess the level of implementation of Gender Sensitive Approach to Treatment of Women Prisoners in the female section since the launch of the Manual. During a vibrant interactive session with staff and about 96 women in the prison, it became obvious that there is huge awareness of the key innovations in the gender manual which is gradually becoming part of the administration of the female prison led by Mrs Beatrice Onyemaechi and Mrs Nkechi Onwumere. The environment is clean, nevertheless there is congestion of inmates due to the dilapidation of the single cell block which the DCP Mr Felix Lawrence called on the government to fix urgently so nursing mother can occupy.
The female section could be labelled a haven of talents, the inmates entertained the Team with a drama presentation as a way of showing that they have talents that could be harnessed and will be of great impact to the society at large.

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