The Prisoner's Welfare Support Unit of the Legal Department has been active in attending to the well being of prisoners in all the four prisons in Enugu State which includes;
- Enugu Maximum Prison
- Nsukka Prison
- Oji Prison
- Ibite Olo Prison
During visits to these prisons, the Prisoner's Welfare Support Unit looks into the general prison situation, follow up cases of either health, material, moral or legal needs of the inmates.
Over the years, the above prisons have been visited hundreds of times where the Welfare Unit has spent millions of naira on medications, drugs, toiletries, food items and other facilities within for these prison inmates.
Pregnant women in the maximum Prison through the support of the Prisoner's Welfare Support Unit receive special medical attention. The unit also offers home visitations to connect the inmates with their families and also conduct some counseling services.
The unit is eager to support more inmates who are willing to receive education. Thus they would appreciate financial support to this end. They would also appreciate expanded care for the pregnant women and the nursing women in detention.
Prisoners Welfare News
It is a routine thing in the desk of the Prisoners Welfare, that every quarter statutorily, all the four prisons in Enugu State are visited with packages which include medicines and medications, food and beverages, toiletries, detergents, cloths and deodorants, etc.
This visit is done to show the prisoners some human face and concern.
The deputy comptroller of the Enugu maximum prisons expressed his joy and satisfaction with the work of CIDJAP saying that this is not the first time this is happening, that CIDJAP is now like a brother to the prisons, showing them care and consoling them while giving them every assistance both legal, medical, psychological, social, educational and even financial.
He says that CIDJAP means a lot to them and that his heart goes out to Msgr. Obiora Ike for this initiative and support.