Dr Enemadukwu D. Ameh
This study adopted ex-post facto research design to examine the influence of persona-social rehabilitation counselling on social reintegration readiness among near discharged inmates in Correctional Centres in Kogi State, Nigeria. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The selection was carried out using census sampling technique. A questionnaire titled Persona-Social Rehabilitation Counselling and Social Re-integration Readiness Scale (PSRCSRRS) was the instrument used for data collection. The instrument was subjected to face validity by experts in Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability estimate of the instrument was established through Cronbach Alpha and the reliability coefficients ranged from 0.77 and 0.88. Simple regression analysis was adopted to test the hypotheses at .05 level of significance. The result of the analysis revealed that health, social, and recreational rehabilitation contributed some percentages in explaining the variances in social reintegration readiness among near discharged inmates in Correctional Centres in Kogi State. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended, among others, that that health of the inmates should be given utmost priority in order to maximize their fitness as well as keep them mentally, psychologically and socially fit for the responsibilities that will help their re-integration in the society.