Frank Baine, the Uganda Prison Spokesman says the new changes are expected to provide safety measures in the management of prisoners in Moroto. He notes that the changes were communicated by the Commissioner-General of Prisons during his visit to the facility.
Dr Byabashaija, who is in Moroto on an inspection duty following the escape of 219 prisoners on Wednesday says he will reward anyone who recovers a gun with 1.5 million Shillings and each person who surrenders a prisoner will be paid 500,000.
Former inmates are calling on prisons authorities to check the powers of prefects commonly known as â€œKatikiroâ€. The prefects, who are also inmates serving long sentences, are given powers to enforce law and discipline on behalf of prison officials. They are given special preference such as sleeping on a mattress and under mosquito nets and eating proper meals.