Court gives Malawi govt 30 days to move children from adult jails

By Web Master

 

In a “remarkable breakthrough”, the Malawi High Court has come to the rescue of convicted children illegally held in adult prisons.

 

Some of the children were imprisoned in a jail where, according to an official 2016 parliamentary report, no food was available to inmates and where blankets were in short supply.

 

As Carmel Rickard explains, the law says that children in trouble with the law may only be held in special places of safety or reformatories, and the court has now ordered the authorities to move the children within 30 days./African Legal Institute