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Monday, April 26, 2010

How Nigeria solves prison crowding

Nigeria wants to execute the 330 prisoners on its Death Row, as a way to deal with its crowded prisons. Several groups, including Amnesty International and the United Nations, are protesting loudly against the idea. They blame Nigeria's rickety justice system, which has long delays in prosecution. Police have been accused of torturing suspects into confessing, too. Nigeria hasn't really used capital punishment that much, at least officially. They executed someone in 2002, but Amnesty alleges there have been secret executions in some prisons.

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