How We Work

What We Do


Free Legal Services to Pre-Trial Detainees

PRISCCA, with backing from the EU, OSISA, and EU/GIZ PLEED Programme, has provided free legal aid in Zambian correctional centers for 19 years. Through PPPCDs and the first LSU in Lusaka court complex, inmates actively engage in their affairs across ten provincial centers. PRISCCA pioneered legal desks in Zambia


Training and Capacity Building in Human Rights and Basic Legal Education

Since 2010, PRISCCA has trained inmates as Cell and Site Paralegals (CSPs) in human rights and basic legal education at correctional facilities. These workshops cover various topics including prisoners’ rights, mental health, and juvenile justice, among others.  


Capacity Building for Female Inmates

PRISCCA launched an Empowerment Programme for female inmates to address their dire economic situation post-release. Two hundred and twenty incarcerated women across eleven correctional sites received entrepreneurial training funded by a church organization abroad from 2014 to 2016. They were equipped with sewing and knitting materials to support their reintegration into society.


Promotion of Restorative Justice

PRISCCA is actively promoting restorative justice through Victim Offender Mediation (VOM) in Zambia. With training from consultant Tshegofatso Maswabi, various criminal justice agencies, including magistrates and police, are involved. Stakeholder engagement and media advocacy efforts have led to successful resolution of several cases.


Advocacy and Lobbying

PRISCCA works to improve correctional conditions in Zambia by challenging societal stigma and advocating for reforms through media campaigns. They collaborate with various media outlets, including Zambia National Broadcast Cooperation and Radio Christian Voice, with funding from organizations like the European Union and Open Society Foundation.


Drug Awareness Campaign in Correctional centres

PRISCCA conducted a year-long drug awareness campaign in Zambian Correctional Centres, funded by the Danish Embassy in 2007. The project targeted seven selected centers, using recreational activities like sports and theater to convey messages about the harmful effects of drug abuse. Awareness messages were also printed on clothing. This campaign was part of PRISCCA’s efforts to educate prisoners about the risks of substance abuse, empowering them to make informed choices.

Our Goal

To promote a balanced humane system of incarceration and ex-inmates reintegration into society.