Health is an essential aspect of life but the
steady increase in the number of inmates in correctional
centres continues to pose a series of challenges to them
thus having significant effects on their overall quality of
life (QoL). This study investigated the health-related
quality of life (HQoL) among inmates of a correctional
centre in Southwest Nigeria.
A descriptive survey design was employed for the
study and the target population was the inmates of
Abeokuta Maximum Correctional Center. An adapted
questionnaire on the quality of life index was used to
collect data from 223 respondents who participated in the
study. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and
inferential statistical tools and results were presented in
tables.The study concluded that respondents’ quality of life
was significantly low hence, more programmes that can
promote inmates’ health status were suggested.
Keywords : Correctional Center, Health, Inmates, Jail, Offenders, Prison, Quality of Life, Socio-Demographic Characteristics.