In my discussions with the paralegals, I learned that inmates often don’t understand the charges levied against them, let alone their options for defending themselves in a court of law- Charlie Binder.
‘If you see the bars, the walls... if you let yourself accept where you are, that is the end. If you asked me how I survived in prison, I don’t know, God knows’.
There are many dates I will not forget.
In 12 years Pascal has been more than a couple of hundred yards from the room in which he lives only once: the room is a prison cell in Upper Prison, the maximum security wing at Luzira, Kampala - Uganda
As an inmate at Upper Prison, in his own words, Oryem said the need to study law was because of his desire to be able to defend the under-privileged population in the courts of law.
We share the stories of two more of our Graduates - Meschak Ouma and Philip Mueke - who have overcome great challenges to study the law and ensure that justice is served in Kenyan Prisons.