Friday, July 22, 2011

Rot, filth lurk in Uganda prisons

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BY BASHIR MADAMBO

The condition of prisoners in many of Ugandan prisons is frightening. Basic needs such as food, water and sanitation are way below acceptable levels, according to research conducted by a key human rights organisation.

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, ‘Even Dead Bodies Must Work’, says prisoners across the country are poorly fed, given too little water and live in fithy conditions.

“In all prisons visited, prisoners reported being given posho and beans once or

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