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Prisons use up 99% of their Covid-19 vaccine doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Prisons Services has less than 100 COVID-19 vaccine doses left amidst very high demand by the personnel and prison communities to get vaccinated. Frank Baine, public relations officer of Uganda prisons says the security agency received 10,000 doses and over 9,900 have been consumed. This …

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Moroto prisons under renovation after escape of inmates

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Moroto Central Prison is under renovation, six months after inmates escaped from the facility in September 2020. At least 223 inmates overpowered prison warders at the Singila based prison, broke into the armoury and made off with 15 guns. Following the jailbreak Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, …

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Lawyer Kasango was left to die for 24 hours –Wife

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There was drama at All Saints Cathedral, Kampala as two families fought for the body of lawyer Bob Kasango. The casket containing his remains was grabbed from the A-Plus pallbearers by a group of relatives from Tororo District in Eastern Uganda. The relatives encircled …

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46 inmates sit UCE at Luzira maximum security prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  46 inmates at the Uganda Prisons Service have started their Uganda National Certificate of Education examinations amidst heightened lockdown measures. They include 41 males and five females.  The examinations started at 9 a.m. prompt at the Luzira Maximum Security Prisons where access to outsiders has …

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Moroto prison break: Five guns so far recovered

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda prisons services have so far recovered five of the 15 guns that inmates stole during last year’s breakout at Moroto prisons. On September 17, 2020, 248 inmates overpowered prison warders at Singila prisons and broke into the armoury. The inmates made off with 15 …

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Mismatch in documentation affecting prison recruitment in Kigezi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The mismatch of academic credentials and particulars on national identity cards is affecting the ongoing recruitment of warders and wardens into Uganda Prisons Services-UPS in Kabale district. The exercise that is ongoing at Kabale municipal stadium in Kabale district has so far attracted more than …

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Inmate kills colleague at Masindi prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A female inmate has reportedly been killed by a fellow  prisoner at Masindi government prison. The deceased identified as Betty Nyesigire was killed by Joan Bainomugisa, an inmate who is serving a 19-year jail sentence for murder. Nyesigire was also on remand for murder charges. …

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Outside cleric barred from accessing prisons due to COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |Clerics from outside will not be allowed inside Uganda Prison facilities to celebrate mass with inmates this Christmas because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uganda Prison Spokesperson,  Frank Baine has revealed. According to Baine, allowing religious gatherings will lead to people converging and increase the chances …

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Prisons is holding Kazinda legally – Baine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons Services has said that they are still holding the former principal accountant in the office of the prime minister, Geoffrey Kazinda legally. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Frank Baine, the spokesperson of the Uganda Prisons …

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Kitalya prison inmate accused of defiling 14 year old girl

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A convicted inmate at Kitalya prison farm in Wakiso district is on the spot for defiling a 14-year-old girl. The suspect is 29-year-old Emmanuel Nyombi, who is serving an eleven jail term for defilement.  Nyombi, who has spent 9 years in jail reportedly, defiled …

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