20 March 2020 – Visits to prison inmates by members of the public suspended

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Leadership of the Uganda Prisons Service. The implementation is done by the UPS itself with the oversight of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Overview: Suspension of all routine visits to prisoners to avoid giving opportunities for COVID-19 to spread into the prison population. Target audience was Uganda Prison’s Service staff and all prisoners in the country.
Full details here: https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Uganda-Prisons-Service-suspends-inmates-Orik-Mapenduzi/688334-5497640-13vdonwz/index.html

Type of Justification: No justification given