Monday, August 3, 2020

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The Principal Secretary in the State department of Correctional facilities Mr. Micah Powon has promised to work closely with other stakeholders in the criminal justice system in order to decongest prison facilities countrywide.Currently the facilities hold double the expected capacity.

Mr Powon noted that the remandees were almost half of all the inmates yet majority could be out on bail.A significant number of inmates are also behind bars despite their offences attracting sentences of less than six months.

 

Over one third of the convicts qualify to be considered for either Community Service Orders (CSO) or Probation since they are serving less than three years, or have less than three years remaining to complete their terms.The prisons have totally no option but to take whoever the courts send to them which calls for close working relations between the two agencies. There are also several children under four years of age accompanying their mothers.

 

 

Read more: PS TOUR OF CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

A mutual cooperation following a previous engagement with Kenya’s Probation and Aftercare Service, in a feasibility study meant to promote reforms in the Kenyan Probation system in 2006 has culminated into a development project between Kenya and Sweden Correctional Services. Probation and Aftercare Service and the Kenya Prison Service in partnership with the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (SPPS) have initiated a long-term a capacity building project in Kenya with the support of Swedish International Agency (Sida). Goal of the project is the improvement of the Probation and Prison practices andenhancement of the functioning of the rule of law in the Kenyan correctional system.

Read more: KENYA PARTNERS WITH SWEDISH PRISON AND PROBATION SERVICE ON CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT PROJECT IN...

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