Susan Kigula entered Luzira Women’s Prison, in Uganda, at the age of 21, in 2000.
After participating in APP’s Leadership Programme she took the opportunity to study Law, via the University of London’s (UoL) International Programme.
Susan was the first female inmate to study and graduate with a Diploma in Common Law, followed by a Law Degree (LLB).
In 2009 she led a death penalty petition, in the Ugandan Constitutional Court, with 417 other death row inmates, challenging mandatory death sentences. It took several years to decide but as a result, mandatory death sentences were abolished in Uganda.
Susan was released in 2016 and now works with APP as an ambassador representing us worldwide.
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