TORIT, 24 January 2016 [Gurtong] – In collaboration with the Women Association Support for Peace initiative Development organization, SPIDO and Directorate of organized forces, the group last week visited Torit prison and met with the County Prison Director, Prison officials and inmates.
The UNDP's Rule of law and Access to Justice Project advocated for the State government and development Partners to improve basic services in the prison department in the region.
Among items donated to the inmates of Torit Prison Center, by the women group in the company of UNDP, included porridge flour, sugar, washing soaps, among others.
There are persistent weaknesses in the rule of law in South Sudan, resulting into serious human rights concerns.
Many prisoners in South Sudan are on remand –they have not been convicted of any crime – but are held in prison, awaiting the commencement or resolution of their trial.