The Principal Judge, Dr Yorokamu Bamwine has commissioned a hands-on training on Plea Bargaining at Mbarara Main Prison on Wednesday.

According to a brief from Judiciary spokesman Solomon Muyita, a team of 26 Americans (judges, law professors, attorneys and law students from Pepperdine University) are in the country to share experiences as well as build local capacity.

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At least 250 out of about 900 committed prisoners awaiting trial by the High Court, have enrolled for plea bargaining.

Plea Bargaining allows accused persons to plead guilty to offences and bargain with the prosecutor for a lenient sentence/punishment.Mbarara3

 

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