To bring dignity and hope to men, women and children in prison through healthcare, education, access to justice and community reintegration.
Our vision is that prisons in Africa are places of positive transformation and that entering prison does not mean losing hope. We believe depravation of freedom need not mean deprivation of humanity.
The African Prisons Project (APP) is a group of people passionately committed to improving access to healthcare, education, justice and community reintegration for prisoners in Africa. We aim to restore the dignity of those we serve by providing humane conditions and services which help them to regain their humanity. We build and refurbish prison medical and educational facilities, provide innovative services and work to change the attitudes of the societies serve when it comes to criminal justice issues.
Africa is a continent in transition, and its problems are magnified within its detention systems. The plight of detainees is rarely noticed; therefore they receive little help from charitable organisations. Yet they include the most downtrodden and vulnerable – babies imprisoned with their mothers, the mentally ill, children and the illiterate.
01st December 2013
“Since the inception of APPs nutritional support programme to the HIV post test club no prisoner living with HIV has ever died” Chair person post test club. Read more……..
29th November 2013
The African Prisons Project with support from the Independent Development Fund (IDF) recently trained 22 members of ‘Village Health Teams’ who were drawn from 8 prisons from Oyam and Apac districts in Northern Uganda: the first of its kind in Ugandan Prisons. Read more …………….
15th November 2013
Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) and African Prisons Project (APP) recognised the need for prisoners’ Access to Information in 2006.
UPS, the governing body for all prisons in Uganda, has the mandate to ensure that all prisoners have Access to Information. However, given the burden that comes with meeting prisoners’ needs in Uganda and the stringent budget allocations in the State sector, resources enabling prisoner access information are not a priority apportionment. Read more……
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