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Sierra Leone Convicts Will Continue to Be Safe in Rwanda- Busingye

Sierra Leone Convicts Will Continue to Be Safe in Rwanda- Busingye

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye has dismissed claims by Sierra Leonean convicts serving lengthy jail terms in Rwanda that their lives are in danger. Reports in…

Rehabilitation, Humanising the Inhumane: Prison Life in Rwanda

Rehabilitation, Humanising the Inhumane: Prison Life in Rwanda

 “The degree of civilisation in a society can be judged by entering its prisons” wrote the great Russian writer and philosopher, Fyodor Dostoevsky. By this measure, many countries of the…

18 Juvenile Convicts Benefit from Presidential Pardon

18 Juvenile Convicts Benefit from Presidential Pardon

  President Paul Kagame on Tuesday granted mercy to convicted minors in Nyagatare Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre who have exhibited good conduct and excellence in national exams. A cabinet meeting chaired…

Rwanda Prisons Set Zero Firewood Target  

Rwanda Prisons Set Zero Firewood Target  

Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) target 100% usage of cooking technologies to improve health and reduce environmental damage caused by the excessive use of firewood for cooking, this year. Apart from…

Celebrating New Year In Prison

Celebrating New Year In Prison

As New Year celebrations mood get high in the city of Kigali and the rest of the world, inmates in various prisons across the country started celebrating on New Year…

In Rwanda, the Ratio of Prison Guard to Inmate is 1:30

In Rwanda, the Ratio of Prison Guard to Inmate is 1:30

Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) says it has made tangible steps to transform the institution, but admitted it still grapples with high numbers of prisoners per one prison guard. Currently, the…

Genocide Perpetrators’ Tears on the Victims’ Shoulders

Genocide Perpetrators’ Tears on the Victims’ Shoulders

In Rwandan traditional society, an adage goes that ‘Tears of a man flows from within” to mean that, you would never see a man shading tears. Well, that…

Rwanda Introduces New Provision On Community Service as a Sentence

Rwanda Introduces New Provision On Community Service as a Sentence

Rwanda is set to revise its national security policy, with possibilities that citizens committing crimes will serve time in community service as a sentence. Normally it takes five years to…

2018 In Review: How the Judiciary Silenced Rwanda’s Critics

2018 In Review: How the Judiciary Silenced Rwanda’s Critics

September 14, 2018 was a day like any other under the sun, but a communiqué that reached out to the public towards midnight changed the narrative. A communiqué was released…

Ingabire, Kizito Were not Political Prisoners, They Were Criminals

Ingabire, Kizito Were not Political Prisoners, They Were Criminals

  None of the 2,140 inmates set free last week by government had any political cases but rather committed serious crimes ranging from abortion to theft, a review of…

Rwanda: 5 Inmates On Life Sentence Released

Rwanda: 5 Inmates On Life Sentence Released

Hundreds of families are celebrating following the release of a big number of inmates. On Friday, January 19th, the president informed the Cabinet Meeting that he granted mercy to 18…

The Bread Leon Mugesera Must Have or else He Dies

The Bread Leon Mugesera Must Have or else He Dies

Dr. Leon Mugesera, serving life for genocide, is not a happy man as he serves jail in one of the best prison facilities in this region. He has access to…