Charter provides training for the African Prisons Project's latest Secondees

Charter provides training for the African Prisons Project's latest Secondees

For a number of years members of Charter have assisted the African Prisons Project, an NGO whose aim is to improve the circumstances of prisoners in Kenya, Uganda and across Africa, focusing on the restoration of hope and dignity to those incarcerated and creating models for rehabilitation.

Last night Charter presented a seminar to the two latest secondees, Betty Chepkosgei and Isaac Bwire Naderiia, entitled ‘An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System of England and Wales’ with specific emphasis on bail, custody time limits and the use of sentencing guidelines. The seminar was followed by an engaging question and answer session.

Betty Chepkosgei is a Deputy Officer in Charge of Shimo La Tewa Women’s Prison. With a strong background and interest in human rights, she has worked hand in hand with Kenya National Human Rights and the European foundation to facilitate human rights training for prisons staff.

Isaac Bwire Naderiia has been the Deputy Officer in Charge of Kamiti Maximum Prison since 2012.

The Seminar was hosted in Chambers by Martin Goudie QCTyrone Silcott and Laura Herbert.

Charter wishes the current secondees success during their next few months in the UK on their Justice Changemaker Journey.