PRISONS Care and Counselling Association (PRISCCA) Executive Director Godfrey Malembeka says about 70 percent of those in prisons are poor people. In an interview, Malembeka said the majority of those incarcerated could not afford legal representation. “First of all, I agree with you, it is not only now, it has actually been like that since we got independence, the people who were in our prisons are poor. Even now, most of the people who are actually there are poor people or those who can’t at least afford legal representation. So, that one, I agree with you. Why is it so? Partly because legal representation in Zambia is very, very expensive. Senior lawyers are charging in dollars, and some are asking...

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