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2,000 prisoners seek presidential pardon

Prisoners attend a ceremony at Luzira Prison in Kampala (File photo) Prisoners attend a ceremony at Luzira Prison in Kampala (File photo)

 

The Uganda Prisons Service has listed 2,100 inmates for Presidential pardon. The constitution empowers the President to pardon prisoners on the presidential prerogative of mercy upon advice of the Committee of Clemency and the Attorney General. The Uganda Prisons Spokesperson, Mr. Frank Baine said the list was submitted to the Attorney General's office (Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs) in August this year and they are awaiting a response from the President's office.

 

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Published: December 6, 2018