Issues, Statistics, Facts

Did you know that;

  1. Children of prisoners are referred to as the forgotten victims of crime and the orphans of justice.
  2. A child with a parent in prison in Uganda can take up to 8 years without seeing his /her parent.
  3. There over 70,000 people in Uganda’s prisons.
  4. 94.5% of the prisoners are Men, most of whom were breadwinners.
  5. On average, an inmate in Uganda has 5 – 7 children.
  6. 6 out of 10 children with incarcerated parents are likely to follow their parents in prison.
  7. 90% of  children  with parents in prison are below the age of 18 years, 75% are below 10 years of age.
  8. The impact of imprisonment on children differs per age. for example 0 – 3 years  have a Low degree of attachment to incarcerated parent and loss of bond and have Separation anxiety.
  9. People in prison are predominantly from poverty stricken communities.
  10. 2 out of 10 children with imprisoned parents are able to access basic education.
  11. 70% of Children of prisoners are vulnerable to child labour, HIV/AIDS, Rape and Defilement.
  12. 6 out of 10 children with parents in prison have one meal a day.
  13. 35% of children with parents in prison are household heads.