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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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Anti-torture body signals ‘deep crisis’ in British jails

Strasbourg, France | AFP | Prisons in Britain are “violent, unsafe and overcrowded”, according to a damning report published on Thursday by the Council of Europe. The pan-European rights body’s anti-torture committee also reported “alarmingly high” levels of substance abuse and said large numbers of prisoners suffered from mental health disorders. …

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Parliament calls for audit of police, prisons facilities

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has tasked the House Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs to carry out an audit of police stations and prisons across the country. Kadaga’s directive followed a heated debate by Members of Parliament concerning the poor state of cell …

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Prisons launch cotton farm in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Internal Affairs Minister, Mario Kania Obiga launched the Uganda Prisons cotton farm in Orom-Tikao government prisons in Kitgum district. The farm sits on a 7,200 acre of land in Tikao village Gule parish in Orom sub county that was offered by the community free …

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Prisoners decry justice system, prison conditions

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inmates have decried the poor prison conditions and justice system that has unfairly kept many of them in jail. The inmates, complained about poor feeding, health facilities, congestion, denial of the right to vote, delayed appeals in court and an unfair criminal justice …

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Kenya’s plan to privatise prisons

Why it’s risky and needs careful planning Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya is taking steps towards privatising its prisons. Gráinne Perkins asked expert Rob Allen, an independent researcher and cofounder of Justice and Prisons, about the benefits and risks of prison privatisation. Why do countries involve the private sector …

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Macron lays out court revamp to tackle prison overcrowding

Agen, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled Tuesday a series of court overhauls aimed at finding alternatives to jail, a bid to tackle chronic overcrowding at the country’s prisons. His proposals came on the heels of nearly two weeks of protests in January by prison guards angry over …

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President Museveni warns on death penalty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has warned that increasing crime will force him to revise his position on the death penalty. Museveni said he has not been assenting to hanging of convicts because of his Christian background but being lenient is causing Ugandans to think they …

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