Prisoners of Juba Central Prison
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Supported by the United Nations, about 50 South Sudanese prisoners from Juba Central Prison have begun cultivating on a farm in Rajaf East outside the capital to address food insecurity in prisons. For the first time this excess land owned by the prison is being used to cultivate maize, okra, potatoes and other vegetables. The Rajaf Farm, with irrigation facility from river Nile, now looks green and fertile thanks to the prison services positively addressing hunger and poverty in South Sudan amidst warnings of impending famine. This pilot initiative by the UN was conceptualized to improve conditions of prison services and to provide livelihood and employment opportunities for prisoners who face very tough living conditions in Juba Central Prison