PARTNERS IN JUSTICE
There are three groups of inmates that participate in the project. The first group consists of 15 awaiting trial inmates who will actively participate in the Informal Justice Court and take on roles such as judge or prosecutor. The second group consists of 15 awaiting trial inmates who will be audience and function as a reserve group. The third groups consists of 2 convicted inmates, who will participate to be trained to assist future informal justice court sessions. All 80 awaiting trial inmates receive a pro bono lawyer that will assist them in their trial, but only 15 of the inmates and their lawyers will participate in the Informal Justice Court.
For selection first a group of 80 inmates was chosen from the Lagos criminal information system. These inmates were then interviewed by a projectteam with the aim to see whether they would be willing to voluntary participate and to ask them about their pre-trial detention situation, background and theater skills. From this group the participating partners selected 15 inmates and the 15 reserve inmates, that represent the larger Ikoyi prison population.