Reduce prison population to protect officers, detainees

Crowding. Members of Parliament tour Luzira prison in 2016. PHOTO BY DOMINIC BUKENYA

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  • Appeal. In Colombia and Italy, riots have erupted in prisons, which resulted in several deaths amid fears that the virus would spread. In the appeal below, a group of CSOs want government to cut back on the prison population.

Your Lordship the Chief Justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Commissioner General of Prisons and Inspectorate General of Police, while Europe is at the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, Uganda is preparing to face an increase in the number of cases.

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