Baine said people have already fallen for tricks of con-artists and paid for tons of maize allegedly available in various prisons farms yet they do not have any commercial maize. UPS explains that maize grown in their farms is solely to feed inmates.
Innocent Draville, the Officer in Charge of Mbarara Main Prison, says that the facility that was constructed to host only 324 inmates currently accommodate 2581. He says that the inmates now sleep in turns because of space problems.
The examinations started at 9 a.m. prompt at the Luzira Maximum Security Prisons where access to outsiders has been limited to invigilators while movement in the upper prison is also restricted. One can only access Prisons through the main gate as three of the small gates have been locked due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PAC Chairperson, Nandala Mafabi realized that despite the fact that Uganda Prison Services budgeted for and received Shillings 18 billion for domestic arrears, they spent Shillings 66 billion contrary to the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act.
John Kayongo was part of the team that had escorted the prisoners to work on a farm near Amita hills when an armed group suspected to be Jie warriors shot him several times, and then took off with his gun. The incident happened at around 11:00 am this morning.
One inmate, John Loupa was found hanging on Sunday in an isolation cell where he had been put by management after fighting his cellmate, David Ochen. Another, Samuel Losia was found bleeding after cutting up his stomach with a razor blade. Ochen and Losia are nursing injuries at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital.
Information obtained by URN from Moroto hospital shows that Locha picked a quarrel with his cellmate identified as David Ochen, which degenerated into a fight. It is reported that after injuring Ochen who is admitted at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, Locha decided to hang himself.
Justice Dollo says that the case, often against minors, constitute a bigger percentage of criminal cases handled by courts of law across the country, yet studies have established that the biggest percentage of cases remain unreported.
Ellen Eva Ssuubi, the Executive Director Wells of Hope, says although parents might have committed crimes but their children remain innocent and shouldnt be left to suffer because of what their parents did.
A number of prison facilities across the country continue to hold mentally-ill inmates instead of having them on treatment. Dr. Livingstone Ssewanyana, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative FHRI Executive Director, warns that the prisons should not remain warehouses for the mentally-ill.