Prisoners learn a lot in prison. They must learn in order to endure their sentence. They learn to live alongside one another. They learn to follow orders from the authorities. They learn to live without their freedoms. They also learn
“Jackson” and “Bosco” leave a very poignant impression in their contributions to this blog, as they plead with the reader to accept them – yes, as prisoners which they are – but as fellow human beings too. Many inmates feel
This Insights from Inmates blog features musings by “Moses” and “Kulama” on how time behind bars can be put to good use. Moses, amazingly, found a way to fulfil his purpose in prison, while Kulama discusses the feeling of ‘life
This Insights from Inmates blog is comprised of contributions collated from prisoners in the capital city, Kampala. Luzira Prison is a maximum security prison on the eastern outskirts of the city. Prisoners are invited to share anything they like, whether a
In this edition of the Insights from Inmates blog, we are showcasing the poetic talents of some of the prisoners involved in our projects. Life behind bars is hard for everyone, and the experiences which lead people to end up in
In this second edition of the Insights from inmates blog – featuring stories from prison written by prisoners themselves – we look at a different side of life in prison. The first edition gave “W.D.”’s experience of his very first day
The work Product of Prison carries out is quite varied. In addition to the various careers and reintegration courses, and the vocation skills training, we have some more creative outlets for prisoners to engage in. Some of these are coordinated
At the end of March, a little later than the other visits, we visited the popular, bustling town of Jinja (where the River Nile begins its long, arduous journey to the Mediterranean) to monitor the work which goes on in
On 19 April 2012 Christine joined our tailoring training in Gulu Women’s Prison. Three years later she runs her own business. Her story makes us sad, proud and extremely happy, all at the same time. And, above all, we admire her courage and determination.
Story by: Paddy (Jinja Main Prison) Whenever my stubborn daughter comes to visit me, she gives me hurting greetings like: “We miss you daddy. How are you here?” She adds: “Mummy greets you, but I don’t know where she is.” Imagine!