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Harare Central Prison


20th century

Salisbury Central Prison was set up in 1910 during company rule in Rhodesia, soon to become the Colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923.

During the twentieth century, the jail detained many dark patriots who battled white rule during the frontier time frame and later UDI. Moreover, the jail has been utilized to hold political detainees after Zimbabwe's freedom.

A recent report tracked down that over a time of two months, 97% of conceded prisoners were dark Africans, and 50.6% were more youthful than 28.


In mid-March 2009, Harare Central Prison cut detainees' apportions by 75% because of a food shortage. Two days after the fact, the jail ran out of food totally.

In 2013, two Congolese inmates, living in the remand area, who asserted to practice Satanism and blossom with human blood, caused agitation among the detainees. Jail specialists attempted to track down means to send the detainees back to the Congo to determine the circumstance.


The Harare Central Prison building was developed in 1910. It is found only east of Harare downtown area. The property is lined by the Morris Depot police preparing office, a Zimbabwe National Army cantonment, the Presidential Guard compound, and Zimbabwe Republic Police headquarters. It is close in closeness to the State House and Zimbabwe House, and a brief distance away from Central Intelligence Organisation employee lodging and the home of the Commissioner of Police.

The jail is isolated into three fundamental segments: jail cells, remand holding cells, and a studio. The jail was planned with a limit of 1,470, starting at 2013, it houses 1,622 prisoners, and regularly holds up to 2,000. This overpopulation implies that numerous cells intended to hold one prisoner currently hold three. However it is a medium-security jail, there is a most extreme security area for detainees carrying out life punishments. The jail houses all kinds of people, some along with their kids.

The studio is utilized for restoring detainees. There, they are told in different fields such as auto mechanics, welding, molding, carpentry, TV and radio repair, panel beating, and bookbinding. The majority of the hardware and apparatus in the studio is unique to the jail's establishing, and some of it is nonfunctional. The jail's restricted financing has forestalled the acquisition of new assets. Notwithstanding the studio, there is a school giving an essential, auxiliary, and tertiary training to prisoners and their youngsters. A portion of the school's ten educators are detainees themselves who have experience with instruction. Notwithstanding the school's restricted instructive assets, the Ordinary level pass rate is 69%. The jail has ablution facilities, some of which are in helpless condition, and a kitchen which gives the detainees three dinners each day. A large number of the jail kitchen's electric pots are not useful and some food is prepared external utilizing kindling. There is additionally a pastor who baptizes inmates and lectures them.There is likewise a jail ensemble comprised of detainees.

The jail has a two-ward clinic with 13 beds. One ward fills in as the tuberculosis unit, while the other is the "Multi-Disease Ward". The medical clinic likewise incorporates an opportunistic infection clinic, outpatient department, and a dental unit with current gear and full-time dental advisor. The jail experiences a high death rate, a predominance of transferable infections, and deficiencies of food, attire, and medication.


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