persons in conflict with law - Justice Centres Uganda

Persons in Conflict with Law (PCL) outreaches

Under outreaches for Persons in Conflict with Law (PCL), prisons and police stations in Uganda are visited. During those outreaches, inmates in prison and suspects in police custody or other detention facilities are informed about their pretrial and trial rights. These outreaches are also used to curb long detentions in police custody, identify suspects eligible for police bond (petty offenders) and identify forgotten prisoners eligible for release under the Prison Decongestion Program (PDP).

Taking into consideration all affected parties and the offence, interim remedies like bail or advocating for non-custodial sentences like community service and fines are being applied.