The chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission Margaret Ssekajja has said that torture in prisons in Uganda has reduced.
Ssekajja attributes this to the fact that prison authorities now understand issues of human rights.
Ssekajja however notes that much as torture in the central prisons has drastically reduced, the situation in the local government prisons is still bad. Ssekajja adds that dream of the commission is to eliminate torture in prisons completely.
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Ssekajja says that the commission last year visited 291 prisons and detention places out of the more than 2000 in the country. She says that these included 103 local administration prisons, 27 central government prisons, 128 police stations and 33 local administration police posts.
Ssekajja says that the commission noted improvement in the welfare of the prisoners including beddings, uniforms and food. She adds that most detention cells conform to the minimum standards.
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