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Table 3 The living situation in prison custody

From: Depression and experience of incarceration in North Central Nigeria: a situation analysis at Makurdi medium security prison

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Quality of food
 Poor 331 86.9
 Good 50 13.1
Quality of accommodation
 Good 244 64.0
 Poor 137 36.0
Where do you sleep
 On the bare floor 197 51.7
 On a mattress on the floor 116 30.4
 On a bed 68 17.8
Satisfaction with clothing
 Yes 212 55.6
 No 169 44.4
Sets of clothing possessed
 1 190 49.9
 > 1 191 50.1
How long have you been wearing them
 < 1 month 82 21.5
 1–6 months 143 37.6
 > 6 months 156 40.9
Recreation and sports
 Yes 44 11.5
 No 337 88.5
Educational rehabilitation
 Yes 14 3.7
 No 367 96.3
Freedom of worship
 Yes 352 92.4
 No 29 7.6
Frequency of visitors from outside
 No visitors at all 97 25.5
 Daily 23 6.0
 Weekly 103 27.0
 Monthly 153 40.2
 Annually 5 1.3
*Those that have visited (multiple response)
 Parents 147 26.2
 Other relatives 170 30.4
 Spouse and children 91 16.2
 Friends 87 15.5
 Others 65 11.6
Currently attend workshop
 Yes 7 1.8
 No 374 98.2
If No to statement above, why not?
 No Workshop organized 210 57.1
 Only for convicts 102 27.7
 Insufficient space 43 11.7
 Don’t like the options 13 3.5