The R-E-V-I-V-E programs
(a) Re-Entry programs

Under the re-entry programs, NLF liaises with Nigeria’s Ministry of Interior, to ensure that inmates who are due for release within 18months undergo a training and guidance program, to prepare them to settle comfortably in free society.
These programs encompass imparting technical knowhow to the trainees to ensure that former inmates are in a position to establish for themselves a reliable source of income for their families, which helps them gain respect in the community.

Former inmates who earn a decent living and feel a sense of belonging are unlikely to revert to crime. Nevertheless, NLF still extends this program teach inmates about the kind of reception they should expect once released from prison, and the best way to respond to negative attention.

We also keep our doors open for those who have gone through our programs, in case they face barriers and need our support. We are particularly keen on providing professional counseling to the former inmates and their families in a bid to enable successful re-integration and a good quality of life.

The R-E-V-I-V-E programs
(b) Free Legal Aid services

NLF has its own legal representatives, and their role is to help Nigeria’s inmates to access justice and have it without undue delay. Among the things these representatives teach the inmates is their right to bail, as well as the opportunities and avenues that they can utilize to appeal against unjust sentences.

In addition to the legal aspect, NLF also funds the legal processes that are geared towards assisting disadvantaged inmates and their families. Such financial support extends also to families whose loved ones have been unjustly confined, or have become victims of murder within the prison system.

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The NLF programs were all researched and created to help inmates, both still serving in the prisons and those that were just out of the prisons, to lead productive lives post-incarceration. These inmates often have no hope about being able to return to society. The NLF training programs, combined with literacy and skills acquisition programs, are specifically designed to help the inmates succeed in life. The programs are grouped into two sections, with a description of what each is meant to achieve. Section one includes the Prison Outreach, re-entry program, legal support, The Joseph Experience Program, and the Compassion Ministry. Section two includes skills acquisition programs