This study is aimed at identifying the rehabilitation and
reformation of prisoner. The instrument used for collection of data or
information in this research is mainly the questionnaires. The questionnaires
were distributed to one hundred and sixty respondents to tests the validity of
the stated research questions from their respondents it was discovered that
many of the option carrier choice education should be introduced in senior
secondary schools in this research which will be of great benefit to the
students in the means to establish guidance and counselling facilities centres
in senior secondary schools. In conclusion, the presence of guidance and
counselling facilities centres in senior secondary schools will help to solve
carrier choice problems facing the students.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope and delimitation
Definition of terms
Instrumentation for data
Validity of instrument
Data analysis, interpretation
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Benin kingdom during Oba Ewedor who was the 4th Oba
in Benin Kingdom he reigned from 1255 to 1280 AD he was the first Oba to
establish native prison called “Ewedor” in his own name where offenders were
confined, the keeper or warder “Eriebo” in Benin dialect while the prisoners
were called “Eseghan”. This native prison system was in use before the arrival
of the colonial masters in 1895. In 1910 during the reign of Oba Eweka,
government rebuilds the prisons in the same premises. It can be reveled that
during the period 1910-1950 that the prison was fenced with ordinary hard wire
and in 1957, the perimeter wall was fenced with burnt bricks.
As a result of this awareness, the concept of rehabilitation took the top stage
in the treatment of delinquents. Rehabilitation is defined as efforts that aim
at restoring by formal act or declaration (a person degraded or attained) to
former privileges ranks and possession, to re-establish (a person good name or
memory) by an authoritative pronouncement. It also means re-establishing the
character or reputation of a person or things to restore to a previous
condition in order to set up again in proper condition. Applied to the
deviants, it means that the society now realize that the deviant, one were on
the road to proffer development and can be helped to readjust once more if the
proper techniques of rehabilitation are applied. A desirable policy of
rehabilitation was therefore formalize to set up again in proper condition
those prisoners who have fallen foul of law of the society and who now need to
be restored as properly integrated members of the society.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
In order to make this study simpler and easily understood, it is necessary
future researcher who might find this study helpful on the main issues in this
project. An insight in to a topic reformation and rehabilitation of prison as a
function of facilities on human resources in the prison project which in no
small measures enhances an understanding of the major issues to be raised in
this project. To pave the way therefore, one needs to pose the following
It is not that some inmate that come out of prisons are not accepted back home,
community and society.
Do any inmates who come out of prison still return back to prison?
In prison are the inmates being given vocational training?
Do the governments monitor the inmates to know if they are really given
Have any inmates or prisoner been reform after he/she is back from the prison.
What is the difference between reformation and rehabilitation in terms of the
type and number of self help project undertaken.
What significant changes reformation and rehabilitation brought in the life of
inmates or prisoners in Benin Prison? The above problem will be the focus of
this research project.
For the purpose of this research study the following research question have
Can prisoner who have been discharged make any impact in the society?
Is it possible to discharge prisoners without reforming them?
Do the prisoner who has been discharged accepted back in the society?
Is it possible to keep prisoner after discharging in doors?
Can prisoner who have been discharged been monitored?
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The idea of imprisonment in modern society is not necessarily to punish
offenders. In contemporary society, deviants are far cry from what they used to
be in the society of old. Then crimes and delinquency were seen as drastic
problem that deserved drastic surgical operations stories were told to thieves
whose arms were amputated, eyes gorged out and heads basked in but social
scientist and scholars of society were to show that despite these treatments
stealing, rape and other felonies against society were never really reduced.
Instead, they have consistently increased not only in scope and size but also
in the degree of viciousness they visited on their victims and the society to
this end, the emphasis started shifting from the penal character of remand
homes to reformation and rehabilitation. All human society regulates patterns
of social interaction by way of norms and values
These norms and values are supposed to be internalized by socialization and
social controls, scholars therefore reasoned that if these deviants in the
society such deviants have not been properly socialized and alienate them.
Efforts should be geared towards reforming and rehabilitating them (Goftman,
1961, Sykes Wheeler and Messinger, 1970).
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
There is need for research on the reformation and rehabilitation as a function
of facilities on human resources in the prison. Project in order to determine
whether reformation and rehabilitation is a worth while project in our prison.
The study will also enable the society to see need and importance of
reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The scope covers the reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners in Benin
DEFINITION OF TERMS
A building where people are kept as a punishment for a crime they have
committed or a system of keeping people in prisons.
A person who has been captured, for example by an enemy and is being kept
Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation as restoring by formal act or deteration or
person degraded on attained to privilege.
Rehabilitate: To help so to have a normal, useful life again after they have
been very ill/sick ort in prison for a long time. He played a major role in
rehabilitating magnitude as an artist.
Reformation: reformation can be referred as an act of been improving or chinning
or one who practices a form of Judaism that has changed some aspect of worship
in order to adapt to modern society.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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