Full List of Prisons in Nigeria (Updated)

Prisons in Nigeria are spread across all the 36 states to ensure effective delivery of services by the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigerian Correctional service.

Are you curious about the number of Prisons in Nigeria and their location? This article contains the full list and types of Prisons in different states. Before we show you the complete list of prisons in Nigeria, below are a few details about prisons, how they operate, and the types of prisons in Nigeria.

Types of Prisons in Nigeria

Individuals who break the law and commit crimes are put in different prisons depending on their crimes, age, gender, and many other factors. Thus, giving rise to different types of prisons in Nigeria.

Below are some of the types of prisons in Nigeria.

Security Prisons

Most prisons in Nigeria can be classified under this type. This is a factor in the security of the prison depending on the occupants. Security Prisons is divided into 3 categories.

Minimum Security Prison where individuals with less dangerous personalities and crime are locked. For instance, petty criminals like thieves, sexual violence, and domestic violence perpetrators can be found here.

Medium Security Prison is more secured and guarded by warders when compared to Minimum security prisons. Most normal criminals are placed here.

Maximum Security Prison is for hardened and very dangerous criminals. They are highly guarded and the security to keep them locked is usually stepped up. Drug Barons, Armed Robbers, assassins, and other dangerous individuals are housed here.

Female Only Prisons

This is another type of Nigerian prison that is only provided for females. Since most prisoners in Nigeria are males, there are only 2 female prisons in Nigeria. The first and oldest prison is the Kirikiri prison which is located in Lagos State. While the second which was built in 2017 is in Adamawa State and is called Numan Old Prison.

Military Prison

From the name, this type of prison is peculiar to the Nigerian army. Most soldiers that committed military crimes are remanded here. See the List of Top Highest Paid Paramilitary Agencies in Nigeria

Psychiatry Prison

Psychiatry prison is also one of the types of prisons in Nigeria where criminals with mental conditions are remanded. These individuals are being locked up for their crimes while being taken care of mentally. There are usually Psychiatrists and other related health professionals available in Psychiatry prison.

Juvenile Prison/Correctional Homes

Delinquent young ones or juveniles who are under 18 years of age are sent to this type of prison in Nigeria after committing crimes. They are locked up in these correctional homes or facilities for their crimes while they rehabilitate them from such criminal behaviors.

Full List of Prisons in Nigeria and their Locations

Now that we have taken a look at the different types of prisons in Nigeria, below is the list of all prisons in Nigeria with their Locations.

List of Prisons in Abuja

  • Federal Prison, Dukpa Farm center
  • Federal Prison, Kuje
  • Federal Prison, Suleja

Prisons in Abia State, Nigeria

  • Federal Prison, Aba
  • Federal Prison, Arochukwu
  • Federal Prison, Umuahia

Prisons in Adamawa State, Nigeria

  • Dumne Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prisons, Ganye
  • Gombi Satellite Prison
  • Gulak Satellite Prison
  • Guyuk Satellite Prison
  • Hong Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prisons, Jada
  • Federal Prisons, Jimeta
  • Karlami Satellite Prison
  • Kojoli Satellite Prison
  • Maina Satellite Prison
  • Mayobelwa Satellite Prison
  • Michika Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Mubi
  • Federal Prison, Numan
  • Shelleng Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Yola.

Nigerian Prisons in Anambra State

  • Federal Prison, Aguata
  • Federal Prison, Awka
  • Federal Maximum Security Prison, Nnewi
  • Federal Prison, Nnewi
  • Federal Prison, Onitsha

Nigerian Prisons in Akwa Ibom State

  • Federal Prison, Abak
  • Federal Prison, Eket
  • Federal Prison, Ikot-Abasi
  • Federal Prison, Ikot-Ekpene
  • Federal Prison, Uyo

Prisons in Bauchi State, Nigeria

  • Alkaleri Satellite Prison, Bauchi
  • Federal Prison, Azare
  • Federal Prison, Bauchi
  • Burra Satellite Prison
  • Darazo Satellite Prison
  • Gamawa Satellite Prison
  • Katagun Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Misau
  • Federal Maximum Security Prisons, Jama’are
  • Federal Prison, Ningi
  • Shira Satellite Prison
  • Tafawa Balewa Satellite Prison
  • Tora Satellite Prison

Nigerian Prison in Bayelsa State

  • Federal Prison, Okaka

Nigerian Prison in Benue State

  • Federal Prison, Gboko
  • Federal Maximum Security Prison, Makurdi
  • Federal Prison, Otukpo.

Nigerian Prison in Borno State

  • Askira Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Bama
  • Federal Prison, Biu
  • Damasak Satellite Prison
  • Gamboru-Ngala Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Gwoza
  • Konduga Satellite Prison
  • Kukawa Satellite Prison
  • Kumshe Satellite Prison
  • Kwayakusar Satellite Prison
  • Maiduguri Farm Centre Prison
  • Maximum Security Prison, Maiduguri
  • Mongono Satellite Prison
  • New Maiduguri Prison
  • Shani Satellite Prison

Prisons in Cross River State

  • Federal Prison, Adim Farm
  • Federal Prison, Calabar
  • Federal Prison, Ikom
  • Federal Prison, Obubra
  • Federal Prison, Obudu
  • Federal Prison, Ogoja

Prisons in Delta State

  • Federal Prison, Agbor
  • Federal Prison, Kwale
  • Federal Prison, Ogwuashi-Uku
  • Federal Prison, Sapele
  • Federal Prison, Warri

Prisons in Ebonyi State

  • Federal Prison, Abakaliki
  • Federal Prison, Afikpo

Prisons in Enugu State

Prisons in Edo State

  • Federal Prison, Auchi
  • New Benin Prison
  • Old Benin Prison
  • Federal Prison, Ogba Farm
  • Federal Prison, Ozalla Farm
  • Federal Prison, Ubiaja

Prisons in Ekiti State

  • Federal Prison, Ado-Ekiti

Prisons in Gombe State

  • Bajoga Satellite Prison
  • Billiri Satellite Prison
  • Cham Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison
  • Federal Prison, Tula

Nigerian Prisons in Imo State

  • Federal Prison, Okigwe
  • Federal Prison, Orreh Farm
  • Federal Prison, Owerri

Nigerian Prisons in Jigawa State

  • Birnin Kudu Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Birnin Kudu Farm
  • Dutse Satellite Prison
  • Garki-Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Gumel
  • Gwaram Satellite Prison
  • Hadejia New Prison
  • Jahum Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Kazaure
  • Kiyawa Satelite Prison
  • Ringim Satellite Prison

Nigerian Prisons in Kaduna State

  • Federal Prison, Birnin Gwari
  • Federal Prison, Borstal
  • Gwantu Satellite Prison
  • Ikara Satellite Prison
  • Kachia Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Kaduna
  • Federal Prison, Kafanchan
  • Kakuri Prison Camp
  • Federal Prison, Kujama Farm
  • Kwoi Satellite Prison
  • Makarfi Satellite Prison
  • Manchok Satellite Prison
  • Saminaka Satellite Prison
  • Soba Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Zaria.

Prisons in Kano State, Nigeria

  • Bichi Satellite Prison
  • Dawakin Tofa Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Goron Dutse
  • Gwarzo New Satellite Prison
  • Kano Central Prison
  • Kiru Satellite Prison
  • Rano Satellite Prison
  • Sumaila Satellite Prison
  • Tudun Wada Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Wudil

Prisons in Kastina State, Nigeria

  • Old Daura Prison
  • Dutsinma Satellite Prison
  • Ingawa Satellite Prison
  • Jibia Satellite Prison
  • Kankia Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Katsina
  • Malumfashi Satellite Prison
  • Mani Satellite Prison
  • New Maximum Security Prison, Daura
  • Maximum Security Prison, Funtua
  • Musawa Satellite Prison

Prisons in Kebbi State, Nigeria

  • Federal Prison, Argungu
  • Bagundu Satellite Prison
  • Jega Satellite Prison
  • Kamba Satellite Prison
  • Kangiwa Satellite Prison
  • New Kebbi Prison
  • Old Kebbi Prison
  • Wara Satellite Prison, Kebbi
  • Federal Prison, Yelwa Yauri
  • Federal Prison, Zuru

Nigerian Prisons in Kogi State

  • Federal Prison, Ankpa
  • Federal Prison, Dekina
  • Federal Prison, Idah
  • Federal Prison, Kabba
  • Federal Prison, Koton-Karfe
  • Federal Prison, Okene

Prisons in Kwara State, Nigeria

  • Federal Prison, Borstal
  • Federal Prison, Ilorin
  • Federal Prison, Mandala (New Ilorin)
  • Federal Prison, Lafiagi
  • Federal Maximum Security Prison, Omu-Aran

Prisons in Lagos State, Nigeria

  • Federal Prison, Badagry
  • Federal Prison, Ikoyi
  • Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri
  • Medium Security Prison, Kirikiri
  • Kirikiri Women’s Prison. See the Top 10 Poorest States In Nigeria

Prisons in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

  • Federal Prison, Lafia
  • Maximum Security Prison, Keffi
  • Federal Prison, Nasarawa
  • Federal Prison, Keffi (Old)
  • Federal Prison, Wamba

Nigerian Prisons in Niger State

  • Federal Prison, Agaie
  • Federal Prison, Bida
  • Federal Prison, Kagara
  • Federal Prison, Lapai
  • Federal Prison, Minna
  • Maximum Security Prison, Kotongora
  • Maximum Security Prison, Minna
  • Federal Prison, Bussa

Nigerian Prisons in Ogun State

  • Federal Prison, Abeokuta
  • Federal Prison, Ago-Iwoye
  • Federal Prison, Borstal
  • Federal Prison, Ijebu-Ode
  • Federal Prison, Ilaro
  • New Maximum Security Prison, Abeokuta
  • Federal Prison, Shagamu

Nigerian Prisons in Ondo State

  • Federal Female Prison, Ondo State
  • Maximum Security Prison, Akure
  • Maximum Security Prison, Ondo
  • Federal Prison, Okitipupa
  • Federal Prison, Owo

Prisons in Osun State, Nigeria

  • Federal Prison, Ile-Ife
  • Federal Prison, Ilesa

Prisons in Oyo State

  • Federal Prison, Agodi
  • Federal Prison, Ogbomoso Farm
  • Federal Prison, Oyo

Prisons in Plateau State, Nigeria

Prisons in Rivers State

  • Federal Prison, Ahoada
  • Federal Prison, Degema
  • Elele Farm Prison
  • Federal Prison, Port Harcourt

Prisons in Sokoto State

  • Federal Prison, Farm Centre, Bissalam
  • Gwadabawa Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Sokoto
  • Tambuwal Satellite Prison
  • Wurno Satellite Prison

Prisons in Taraba State, Nigeria

  • Baissa Satellite Prison
  • Bali Satellite Prison
  • Gassol Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Gembu
  • Federal Prison, Jalingo
  • Karin-Lamido Satellite Prison
  • Lau Satellite Prison
  • M/Biyu Satellite Prison
  • New Wukari Prison
  • Federal Prison, Serti
  • Takum Satellite Prison
  • Zing Satellite Prison

Prisons in Yobe State, Nigeria

  • Damage Satellite Prison
  • Damaturu Satellite Prison
  • Dapchi Satellite Prison
  • Fika Satellite Prison
  • Federal Prison, Gashua
  • Geidam Satellite Prison
  • Maximum Security Prison, Potiskum
  • Federal Prison, Nguru

Nigerian Prisons in Zamfara

  • Gumi Satellite Prison
  • Maximum Security Prison, Gusau
  • Kaura Namoda Satellite Prison
  • Maru Satellite Prison
  • Talata Mafara Satellite Prison