FAKE NEWS: PRESS STATEMENT
The Uganda Prisons Service would like to clarify on an online story circulating on social media regarding the death of a one Serunkuma John Bosco killed in Kitalya Mini Max Prison. We would like to ask the Public to disregard the falsehood and misleading story. The said person is safe and alive in custody.
Kitalya Mini Max Prison is one of several isolation reception centres designated for all new inmates received in our custody and no cultivation is done there as alleged.
No staff at Kitalya Mini Max Prison has beaten any of the persons in their custody.
Furthermore it’s not the Commissioner General of Prisons’ responsibility to inform the Public of the Service’s internal issues.
The Uganda Prisons Service CONDEMNS IN THE STRONGEST TERMS those perpetuating these falsehoods.
Those who allege must prove.
Frank Mayanja Baine
COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS
COMMISSIONER CORPORATE AFFAIRS / PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER