The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni on 1 Mrach 2017 marked the African Day of School Feeding at Namalu Prisons Farm under the "Karamoja feeds Karamoja" initative by the Office of the Prime Minister in partnership with the World Fodd Programme and the Uganda Prisons Service.

The Deputy Country Director at the World Food Programme, Cheryl Harrison noted the the WFP was delighted with the joint partnership between WFP, OPM and UPS in the major steps taken towards home grown school feeding.


The Principal Judge of the Republic of Uganda, His Lordship Yorokamu Bamwine early this week on 27-28 March, 2017 toured the Luzira Prisons Complex on a two day sensitization tour and launch of the Plea Bargaining Programme in the prisons.

He visited and interacted with inmates at Upper Maximum, Luzira Women, Kampala Remand and Murchison Bay Prisons. The inmates through their representatives requested fairness during the Plea bargains and should be based on first come first serve basis but not who is rich who is poor to show fairness.

Organisational Structure

The Administrative head of the Uganda Prisons Service is the Commissioner General of Prisons (CGP) who is deputised by the Deputy Commissioner General (DCGP).

Directors of Prisons head the 6 Directorates, Commissioners of Prisons head the Departments and an Under Secretary in Charge of Finance and Administration.

EDF Human Rights (Prisons) Programme


In 2004-06, the Uganda Prison Service (UPS) obtained funding from the European Development Fund (EDF) of the European Union (EU) to undertake various activities. The EU supports Government of Uganda programmes under funding cycles and this funding was under the 8th funding cycle - the 8th EDF support.

Under the 8th EDF, Uganda Prisons undertook a baseline survey (study) to assess the human rights situation in prisons and possible causes .

1. The survey identified the following issues as major causes of human rights violation for persons under detention.

Custodial Services


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

H.E President Yoweri Museveni on 7th April, 2017 commissioned 73 Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Prisons, 128 Cadet Principal Officers and 122 officers on staff and command course at the Prisons Academy and Training School in Luzira.