My name is Andrew and I have been on remand at Kasungu Prison for some time now, because the police are yet to find witnesses for my case. I am glad that today, my case is one of those that will be tried right here at Kasungu Prison through the Camp Court. I would be very happy to be considered for bail through this process. I also like the fact that we have access to lawyers who represent us during trial, something we would not afford on our own. If this initiative continues, it will provide an opportunity to thousands of prisoners whose cases have not been tried. There are a lot of suspects who have overstayed in detention because police are still searching for witnesses.
"At the start of this programme in August 2017, overcrowding in prisons was over 250 percent. I am happy to note that, in twelve months, the programme has facilitated the release of 1,235 inmates from prisons, compared to a target of 900, through camp courts and a review and analysis of court orders." — Marchel Gerrmann (EU Ambassador to Malawi)