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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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