According to Awoko Newspaper, February, 2013: “Government is currently working on a project to relocate the maximum security prison – Pademba Road to another location.”  My understanding is the prison population is bursting to an unacceptable standard.

The aim of this article is to assess whether it is in the interest of the public to lock up low risk offenders or not.  There is no doubt that low risk offenders have contributed to the increase in prison population, hence a burden to the state.  Relocating the prison and bringing it to international standards is fine, but should we be having so many prisoners locked up at the expense of the tax payers?