The Prisons Farms are mandated to train, rehabilitate and reform prisoners by imparting crop production and various farming skills to inmates which on release will enable them to transform into responsible law abiding citizens.
Crop production is practised on several of the Prisons farm units located all over the country;
A centre of excellence in providing human rights based correctional services in Africa.
The Prisons Act, 2006 provides for the mandate and functions of a Uganda Prisons Service composed of Central and former Local Government Prisons and spells out the duties of the UPS as to protect, promote and fulfill the rights of those incarcerated.
Commissioner General of Prisons can. Dr. Johnson Omuhunde Rwashote Byabashaija
from 2005 ----- to date
Maj. General (Rtd) Kahinda Otifire, Minister of Internal Affairs
The Uganda Prisons Service
Plot 13/15 Parliament Avenue
P.O.Box 7182 Kampala