Some Observations on Botswana's Prison System
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Much . concern has been, aroused in’ recent years over the use of imprisonment to deal with the crime rate; around the world. Despite the fact that the prison, population world-wide, continues to increase annually, crime rates continue to escalate. Many governments and administrators, of penal institutions have become aware and sensitive to the futile attempt to, combat the crime problem with imprisonment, and have begun some.liberal programmes within the^institutions even if the prison population,continues to.remain!high.. Attempts are made to reduce the harshness in the, prisons .by making them more habitable. More emphasis is also placed on reformation and rehabilitation programmes. This; paper. examines, the prison system in Botswana with the view to ascertaining its trends, its objectives and practical operations.