Organisational Structure

The Administrative head of the Uganda Prisons Service is the Commissioner General of Prisons (CGP) who is deputised by the Deputy Commissioner General (DCGP).

Directors of Prisons head the 6 Directorates, Commissioners of Prisons head the Departments and an Under Secretary in Charge of Finance and Administration.

EDF Human Rights (Prisons) Programme


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.

Custodial Services


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

H.E President Yoweri Museveni on 7th April, 2017 commissioned 73 Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Prisons, 128 Cadet Principal Officers and 122 officers on staff and command course at the Prisons Academy and Training School in Luzira.