By Gladys Ambo Ndibang
VOPS relentless efforts in promoting self –reliant programmes
Many prisons do not have functional rehabilitation centres, or programmes which can help them acquire useful skills to make them self-reliant when they are released from prison. There are no training programmes to help ex-prisoners improve on their lives. Statistics indicate that over 40 percent of those in prison had no jobs before going to prison. Ninety (90) percent of those who had jobs will lose their jobs because of their imprisonment. Ninety (90) of those who have a prison record will not find employment because of their prison record and stigma.