Issues, Statistics, Facts

Did you know that;

  1. Children of prisoners are referred to as the forgotten victims of crime and the orphans of justice.
  2. A child of prisoner in Uganda can take up to 8 years without seeing  his /her parent.
  3. There over 30,000 people in Uganda’s prisons.
  4. 94.5% of the prisoners are Men, most of whom are breadwinners.
  5. On average, an inmate in Uganda has 5 – 7 children.
  6. 6 out of 10 children of prisoners are likely to follow their parents in prison.
  7. 90% of  Children  of prisoners are below the age of 18 years, 75% are below 10 years of age.
  8. The impact of imprisonment on children differs per age. for example 0 – 3 years  have a Low degree of attachment to incarcerated parent and loss of bond and have Separation anxiety.
  9. Prisoners are predominantly from poverty stricken communities.
  10. 2 out of 10 children of prisoners are able to access basic education.
  11. 70% of Children of prisoners are vulnerable to child labour, HIV/AIDS, Rape and Defilement.
  12. 6 out of 10 children of prisoners have one meal a day.
  13. 35% of children of prisoners are household head.

    Any donation of any size can change the lives of children of prisoners. It costs up to 65,000/= (about USD  35 ) per month to provide

    education and welfare support a child of a prisoner at Wells of Hope Junior School..