Monday , July 4 2022
Home / Tag Archives: Prisons

Tag Archives: Prisons

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

PRISON BREAK: Security foils attempt at Arua prisons

  Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One inmate has been shot and injured while a dangerous murder convict is at large following an attempted escape by a group of prisoners from Arua government prison. The incident involved ten inmates who were transferred from GiliGili prison to Arua government Prisons …

Read More »

Uganda prisons staff get COVID-19 vaccine jabs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Prisons officials have today 23rd March, 2020 started receiving the Covid-19 vaccination jabs. They were led by Commissioner General, Dr. Johnson Byabashaijja in the exercise. This is a continuation of the vaccination exercise that started three weeks ago targeting priority groups including health workers, security personnel and …

Read More »

City lawyer Bob Kasango is dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Controversial but brilliant city lawyer Bob Kasango has this evening been declared dead at Luzira prison, after a suspected heart failure. Details of what happened are still scanty, but Lawyer Kasango was serving a 16 year jail sentence in the controversial pension case. Prisons PRO …

Read More »

SPOKESMAN: Avoid riots and the risk of Covid-19 in Prisons

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prisons spokesperson Frank Baine has warned Ugandans to avoid jumping from ‘the frying pan into the fire’. According to Baine, if you break the social distancing rules and get charged with attempting to spread Covid-19, you will be remanded to prison where infection …

Read More »