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Life imprisonment, Bill seeks to release those sentenced after some time

22, Jun 2014

The dance temporarily takes them to a world where all is rosy and bright. A break from the prison rigmarole they serve each passing day. The reality of the life sentences that has cut them off from the rest of the world is for the moment forgotten....despite the seeming finality of their prison sentences however, hope and desperation lives in equal measure. Some of them believe the justice system has been unjust today, the legal experts and judicial officers have joined them for a sensitization meeting. There has been an outcry by prisoners that incarceration of an individual for the rest of his natural life does not serve the purpose of correcting them. The Kituo cha Sheria has prepared a proposal that could see inmates sentenced to life imprisonment serve only a part of such sentences behind bars. One could then be released into the open society, but under remain constant monitoring. Kenya’s Neighbours have tried it. Under the Ugandan prisons act, a life sentence amounts to 20 y