Noela Lyonga Foundation

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We should continue the Rehabilitation of Women and Juveniles in prison

The role of women and young people in a nation’s development is paramount. The above cannot exculpate them from criminal responsibility which implies that notwithstanding their importance in society they are not exonerated when they violate the law. The Latin maxim of nemo est supra legis (no one is above the law) throws more light.

Considering the position they occupy, when they finds themselves in prisons, their correctional facilities should focus on rehabilitation to ensure that after their terms, they should avoid the further commission of crimes and impact their society with skills learnt while in prison.

Rural women forming a majority of women who are in prison are considered as key agents for development and they play a catalytic role towards the achievement of a transformational, economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development.

Talking about youths, though considered leaders of tomorrow, they are inextricably linked to many societal vices which more often than not attract criminal sanctions. It could be discerned from the above that the two categories of people are not only vulnerable but also important to the progress of a nation hence a need to penetrate our already crowded prison to commence rehabilitation programs to facilitate abandonment of crimes, ease reintegration in the society by exhibiting skills acquired while in prison.

Rehabilitation of inmates is broad based which could be Educational, Employment, Counselling, Wellness and Community rehabilitation. It was under educational rehabilitation that a group of inmates within the maximum security Eastern New York Correctional Facility won Harvard’s College Debating Union.

In Cameroon and in Africa, we could concentrate on rehabilitation options like counselling rehabilitation which has vacation, academic, social and personal topics. We therefore encourage stake holders in the justice and penitentiary department to initiate programs to achieving this move which will propel the development of our nation.

William Netonge Nguve Esq

Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Nigeria

Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliator

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 We promote volunteerism and inspire people to develop themselves and their communities at large.

CONTACT US

Email: info@noelalyongafoundation.com

Tel: + 237 671 244 818
+ 237 695 453 454

© 2019  Noela Lyonga Foundation

© 2019  Noela Lyonga Foundation

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