In 2004-06, the Uganda Prison Service (UPS) obtained funding from the European Development Fund (EDF) of the European Union (EU) to undertake various activities. The EU supports Government of Uganda programmes under funding cycles and this funding was under the 8th funding cycle - the 8th EDF support.
Under the 8th EDF, Uganda Prisons undertook a baseline survey (study) to assess the human rights situation in prisons and possible causes .
1. The survey identified the following issues as major causes of human rights violation for persons under detention.