Development of an Information System for Nigerian Prisons

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Development of an Information System for Nigerian Prisons


The prisons are supposed to be a reformation and rehabilitation centre for convicted prisoners who are convicted for one crimes or the other and not for the unconvicted ones who are still awaiting court trials.

However, what has become of the Nigeria’s prisons is the congestion of both the convicted and unconvicted prisoners.

This project reduces problems with the existing system of prisons record management. The implementation of this system will help reduce prison congestion in the Nigerian Prison Service helps to increase the speed of attending to cases of prisoners awaiting court judgment.

The application is developed using Visual C# on Microsoft Visual Studio .net. The backend database was developed with Microsoft Access 2007 and managed with embedded SQL (structured query language) from the C# environment.


In a real-life experience, it is technically proposed that as any system gets congested, the service delay in the system increases.

A good understanding of the relationship between congestion and delay is essential for designing effective congestion control algorithms.

Queuing Theory provides all the tools needed for this analysis. (Obioha, 1995) The growing of crime in the society has led to increase in waiting time and overcrowding in Nigerian prison yards.

Long waiting time of inmates in any prison is considered as an indicator of poor quality and needs improvement. Managing inmates awaiting trial create a great dilemma for prison wardens seeking to improve condition of inmates on daily basis. (Adetule et al, 2010).


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