Uganda Prison Service Pages

Uganda Prison Service Pages

Below is a review of the Uganda Prisons Authority

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Profile of the Uganda Prison Service

Ministry responsible
Ministry of Internal Affairs
Prison administration
Contact address
Plot 13/15 Parliament Avenue, P.O.Box 7182 Kampala, Uganda
Telephone
+256 41 256751 or 342136
Fax
+256 41 343330
Website
Email
info@ugandaprisons.go.ug
Head of prison administration (and title)
(Dr) Johnson O.R. Byabashaija
Commissioner General of Prisons
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
45 092
at August 2015 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
115
based on an estimated national population of 39.19 million at August 2015 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
55.0%
(July 2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.5%
(August 2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(30.4.2007 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.4%
(31.8.2010)
Number of establishments / institutions
247
(2015)
Official capacity of prison system
16 517
(August 2015)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
273.0%
(August 2015)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000c 21,700c 92
2002c 21,900c 87
200526,12693
200828,33790
201030,31291
201234,94097
201442,193111

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