Somali central Prison implemented a project to improve it’s educational facilities
he Mogadishu Central Prison implemented a project to improve educational facilities in the prison including new classroom. The prison population includes a large number of inmates who have been convicted of a wide range of crimes as well those remanded in custody and awaiting trial. Prisoners commented on the transformation of in theirs conditions brought about by the project. The inmates in the Central Prison can now choose to a range of subjects, including Islamic Studies to make them less vulnerable to extremist recruiters as well as classes on the rules and regulations of the Custodian Corps who guard them.
The Commandant of the Custodian Corps, General Bashir Mohamed Jama, highlighted the role of education in rehabilitating prisoners, explaining that the aim of the drive was to give the detainees skills that would give them an advantage in the job market after they completed their sentences.