Jinja, Uganda


Photographer: Jan Banning

Year of Submission: 2016 (Educators Edition) 

A prisoner on death row – recognisable by his white clothes – teaches primary-school-level biology in Kirinya Main Prison, Jinja, Uganda. As no civilian has been executed in Uganda since 1999, the man, a former biology teacher, is unlikely to be killed. Kirinya Main Prison is one of Uganda’s two maximum security prisons. It was built for 336 inmates, but holds more than 900.