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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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Museveni asks judges to try prisoners at Luzira to reduce costs

“Expedite trials, sentencing of prisoners” – President Museveni President Yoweri Museveni has called upon the judiciary to expedite trials and sentencing of prisoners. Speaking Friday at the pass-out ceremony of Uganda Prisons Services (UPS) Officers at the Prisons Academy and Training School Grounds in Luzira, the President said expediting trials …

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Parliament tasks Byabashaija over conjugal rights for prisoners

Parliament’s committee on Human rights on Wednesday tasked the Commissioner General of Prisons Dr. Johnson Byabashaija to explain why prisoners especially those serving long sentences were not having conjugal rights. The matter was raised by Kassanda South MP Simeo Nsubuga who noted that many prisoners serving long sentences tend to …

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