About Us


About Us

Our Story

About Us

Prisons Care & Counselling Association (PRISCCA) was established in 1997 at Kamfinsa State Prison by a group of prisoners led by Godfrey Malembeka, the current Executive Director. The Organisation began operations in the year 2000 and was registered as a non-governmental Organisation in the year 2002. The Organisation’s prime mandate is that of supplementing Government efforts aimed at reforming and rehabilitating inmates and correctional centers. It is a membership-based Organisation whose members include inmates themselves, former inmates, Correctional officers, Paralegals, human rights activists and other professionals. Together, these stakeholders working in partnership form a multi-sectoral response towards uplifting the Correctional community. PRISCCA holds Annual General Meetings (AGMs) every year, bringing together all stakeholders including inmates and ex-inmates. The AGM is the most important and powerful body of the organisation. The stakeholders who convene for the AGMs are the ultimate decision-makers; they provide the organisation direction in the implementation of various projects. At the AGMs, Board Members are elected for tenure of two years. The Board is comprised of ten members who contribute different expertise and experiences towards the uplifting of inmates and ex-inmates welfare.

Our Vision

PRISCCA’s vision is that of a modern Correctional system established on the assumptions that correctional measures can help inmates with social welfare and help ex-inmates to reintegrate into society.

Our Mission

The mission is to provide inmates and ex-inmates with social welfare and with self- development skills that will make them productive members of society.

Core Values

  • Human rights-approach;
  • Dignity, respect and sensitivity;
  • United efforts with teamwork, mutual co-operation and sharing;
  • Building knowledge to open our eyes to opportunities;
  • Equality and inclusion regardless of gender, ethnic group or other social divisions;
  • Honesty and transparency in our intentions and activities;
  • Quality service to our beneficiaries;
  • Interface between policy makers and inmates.