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11 inmates escape from Bukwo prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven inmates have staged a successful breakout from Bukwo prisons and fled to Kenya. The inmates had been remanded to Bukwo prisons for various offenses. Uganda Prison Services Spokesperson Frank Baine told journalists at Uganda Media Center this morning that the inmates broke the …

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Prisons service seeks guidance on inmates ‘Right to Vote’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons Service is seeking guidance on how inmates will participate in elections while incarcerated away from their places of origin or even areas where they are registered as voters. This comes a day after high court Judge Lydia Mugambe ordered the government …

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Pandemic worsens plight of Middle East prisoners

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  As governments in the Middle East isolate their populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, attention is turning to the region’s jails, where detainees face a more punishing form of lockdown. “Because of the pandemic, confinement is an additional punishment for the prisoners,” said Kaddour Chouicha, …

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One inmate shot dead while escaping from Kigumba prison

Kiryandongo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Prison warders have shot dead an inmate of Kigumba government prison in Kiryandongo district. Paul Ssenyonjo had been on remand on charges of stealing cattle.  Four other inmates who tried to escape with the deceased were arrested. They are Jonan Agasa, Rogers Nowa, Godfrey Bakowa …

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Coronavirus: California to release 3,500 non-violent prison inmates

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  The prison system in the largest US state of California plans to release about 3,500 non-violent inmates early to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 illness, officials said Tuesday. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said the first group of inmates …

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Luzira inmates dream of pursuing law after excelling in UACE

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Inmates at the Luzira Maximum security Prison have excelled in the recently released Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, with the best scoring 18 points. A total of 67% of the 33 candidates qualify to pursue Diplomas and degrees, while 33 % can advance through certificate …

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Inmates seek pardon for their elderly colleagues

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inmates in Luzira Prisons have pleaded with the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga seeking pardon for their elderly colleagues struggling to survive in Prisons. It came when Kadaga visited at Luzira prisons to deliver gifts to inmates including sugar, salt, clothing, soap, sandals, flour, basins …

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