Muhanga: We need to be visited, prisoners speak out
Some Muhanga prison inmates from Bweramana sector in Ruhango district in southern province have revealed their sorrow over relatives who abandoned them in prison without visiting.
Prisoners said this when Bweramana sector authorities visited the inmates detained at Muhanga prison.
One prisoner says that some of them are not poor to visit the imprisoned relatives because they are in control of the properties inmates left behind.
Prisoners confess that visiting them changes a lot in their social life because it’s the only way they get to know information about their homes, children or property they owned.
Apart from such information, visiting makes us feel cared for and takes away loneliness, they say.
The executive sector of Bweramana sector, Christine Uwamahoro denotes that they are going to advocate for the prisoners so that their families start visiting them.
This will require sensitizing the inmates’ relatives and make them understand that though in prison, they will again become part of them after serving their sentences.
Jean Pierre Hakizimana, in charge of social affairs in Muhanga prison asked the sector authorities not to force relatives of the complaining inmates to visit.
Muhanga prison has 5,861 prisoners