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Prison warder runs amok, shoots dead 2 colleagues

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police at Njeru Municipality in Buikwe District have arrested Jacob Otim 28, a prison warder at Bugungu Prison for shooting two fellow guards to death. The deceased have been identified as Eunice Abwot 25, a wardress and Edward Namanya 30, both working at the same …

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MPs want inmates who offer labour paid better

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee on Human Rights are concerned about the way inmates are paid after they have offered manual labour outside the prisons. The legislators raised the concerns while meeting officials from the Uganda Prison Service. The meeting on Tuesday, 26 July 2022, …

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Prisons authorities seek more plea bargaining for petty offenders

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prison Authorities from the south western region have asked the Principal Judge Justice Flavian Zeija to arrange for them more Plea Bargain Sessions for minor cases. The minor cases that were highlighted include theft, assault, threatening violence and Trespass among others, which they say …

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Prisoners rehabilitation affected by inadequate social workers: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Prisons Services-UPS is struggling to deliver effective rehabilitation services to inmates due to the limited number of social workers. Social workers conduct individual counseling sessions with inmates and rehabilitate offenders such that they don’t engage in any form of criminal activity when they regain …

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President Museveni pardons 79 inmates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 79 inmates including a Venezuelan have been set free from various government prisons after being pardoned by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Uganda Prisons Service-UPS spokesperson Frank Baine, said Museveni forgave the inmates on medical and humanitarian grounds. “In the exercise of the power vest …

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Alarming record of Ugandan repeat offenders involved in murder

Long list of former convicts who have killed Ugandans soon after being released Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The effectiveness of a country’s prisons system, otherwise called reformatory or correctional facilities in some jurisdictions, is measured by the incidence or percentage of repeat offenders. Uganda Prisons Services Service’ record …

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Mixed reaction to release of Tooro’s Katuramu

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The release of former Tooro Kingdom Premier John Sanyu Katuramu after serving his term at Luzira Prison has generated mixed reaction in Fort Portal. Katuramu was convicted and sentenced to death in 1999, for masterminding the murder of the then Tooro Prince Patrick …

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