Africa: Juveniles in Prisons: prisons092

Prisoners prepare a meal in the kitchen of Murchison Bay Prison in Kampala, Uganda, November 18, 2006.  Dozens of suspected juveniles are mixed with adult prisoners in prisons throughout Africa, but because of a lack of birth certificates, it is difficult for officials to ascertain who are juveniles, and because of a lack of resources, it is difficult to provide separate facilities for minors from adults.

Prisoners prepare a meal in the kitchen of Murchison Bay Prison in Kampala, Uganda, November 18, 2006. Dozens of suspected juveniles are mixed with adult prisoners in prisons throughout Africa, but because of a lack of birth certificates, it is difficult for officials to ascertain who are juveniles, and because of a lack of resources, it is difficult to provide separate facilities for minors from adults.