August 1, 2013

36 percent of Remand Inmates are Defilement Suspects – Byabashaija

Defilement suspects make up 36 percent of the inmates on remand in prisons across the country, Dr Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General of Prisons has revealed.

He explains that of the 21,000 inmates on remand countrywide, 8000 are defilement suspects. There are 38,000 inmates across the country.

Byabashaija, who spoke to local media on Wednesday at Bunyonyi overland resort where top prison officials are on a five days retreat, noted that most of the defilement suspects are youths who are vital for the development of the country because of their productive age.

According to Byabashaija, defilement is followed by car Robbery, Aggravated robbery, murder in the fourth Position among others.

He appeals to the youths across the country to engage in productive activities instead of getting involved in criminal activities and end up leading miserable lives.

Frank Baine, the spokesperson Uganda Prison Services says the top prison management is meeting to assess the performance of the force and also lay strategies for the year 2013/2014. General Aronda Nyakairima, the newly appointed internal affairs minister is expected to close the retreat on Friday.

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