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Project ID:00066692Description:PBF/SLE/B-8 Impr. Reform./Just
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 31 Dec 2008
Security -W1
End Date*: 31 Oct 2009
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   IOM - International Org Migration

Project Description:

Until early 90’s, the notion of imprisonment was purely custodial. Present day notion calls for rehabilitation, reformation and re-integration. The present prison population country-wide has exceeded 2000 inmates which indicate a 70% over congestion. The department is facing serious constraints to run these institutions on international standards mainly due to financial inadequacy that should otherwise provide for meeting standards relating to the key outcomes above. Quite recently UNIOSIL conducted an inventory of all prisons in the country and presented a working document ‘Behind Walls’. Most of the critical issues identified in their recommendations that might pose a serious threat to the peace and stability of our prisons were seriously considered in the preparation of this proposal.


Development Goal:

This project therefore aims at Contributing to improved Reformation, Justice and Security for Prison inmates by strengthening the capacity and capabilities of both the inmates and staff.


Immediate Objective:

1.0 Contribute to an improved rehabilitation and re-integration opportunities for prison inmates in Sierra Leone thereby reducing recidivism

2.0 Contribute to improved living conditions (water, sanitation, space and proper beddings) and thus respect for the rights of prisoners in Sierra Leone

3.0 Contribute to increased capacity for improved security provision for prisoners in Sierra Leone


Outputs and Key Activities:

1.1  Basic vocational/life skills (carpentry, tailoring, shoe-making etc) training equipments and machines provided for prisons in Sierra Leone.

2.1  Water, sanitation, increased space and proper beddings provided for Prison inmates

3.1 Perimeter wall for Mafanta, and prisoner transport vehicles provided for prisons and prisons staff in Sierra Leone.


These could be achieved by:

1.1.1  Provide Carpentry tools, equipments and machines

1.1.2  Provide tailoring machines (hand driven and pedal driven)

1.1.3. Tools for shoe making


2.1.1  Procure two hand pumps and two electric Pumping Machines for Mafanta

2.1.2  (12) 3,000L Water Tanks for Mafanta

2.1.3  10,000 L Water Bowser for Pademba

2.1.4  Construct one toilet with 10 flush toilet facilities for Pademba

2.1.5  Provide squat toilets for Bo, Pujehun, Port Loko and 1 toilet with 5 flush facilities for Kenema Prison

2.1.6  Provide 1,000 bunker beds and 2,000 mattresses, 2,000 pillows, 2,000 bedspreads and 2,000 blankets for 15 Prisons including Mafanta

2.1.7  Rehabilitate the Mafanta Prisons


3.1.1 Construct 650ft x 500ft x 13ft Perimeter wall with barbed wire for the Mafanta Prison.

3.1.2  Purchase 1 Green-32 prisoner bus, (7)- 4X4 Wheel Drive vehicles (2) - 15 Seater Mini Buses

Procurement:-Vehicles; Carpentry/Shoe-making/Tailoring tools, equipment and machinery; Bed and beddings; Hand and Electric pumping machines; water tanks; water bouser; and Sanitation Equipment


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