Inmates at Alebtong government prisons are living in appalling conditions and facing a severe shortage of food. It accommodates inmates from Alebtong, the host district, Otuke and Lira town. The prison currently accommodates 150 inmates despite the fact that it is severely understaffed.
Robert Ocero, the in charge Alebtong Prison says that only 50 of the 105 inmates in the prison sleep on old mats and worn out blankets. He says the 50 blankets were given to the Alebtong prison by their headquarters. Ocero says that the remaining inmates sleep on the bare without and beddings. Other sources told URN that the inmates also eat a single meal a day, which Ocero vehemently denies but admits the food shortage.
Dickens Kennedy Odongo, Alebtong LCV chairman says that the district can not do much to help the inmates because the prison is under central government. Odongo wants the office of the prime minister to consider giving hydro foam machine to Alebtong district so that they can use it to make bricks and build facilities for the inmates.