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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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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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DPP set to free 220 remand inmates over lack of substantive evidence

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The office of the Director of Public Prosecution has withdrawn charges against 220 remand inmates citing lack of sufficient evidence to pin them.  The Director of Public Prosecutions, Justice Jane Francis Abodo disclosed this while speaking at the official opening of the plea-bargain session at Maluku …

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Uganda prisons not surprised inmates escaped with guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons has said they were not surprised that inmates who escaped from Singila government prison in Moroto district ran away with guns. On Wednesday, 219 inmates overpowered two prison guards who had gone to serve them supper and escaped from custody. However, …

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Moroto prison break: Three inmates shot dead

Moroto , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Three inmates have been killed in a fire exchange with security personnel following a prison break at Singila Prison in Moroto District. On Wednesday more than 200 inmates escaped after overpowering prison staff. They accessed the armoury and stole 15 riffles. The prison break …

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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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