THE Zambia Prisons Service (ZPS) says there are only three inmates on death penalty at Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in Kabwe after President Lungu commuted death sentences of 332 people.
On July 16, President Lungu commuted death sentences of 332 prisoners who were on death row to life imprisonment.
ZPS deputy public relations officer Stephen Kagoli said in an interview that the condemned prisoners were sentenced to death after the President exercised his prerogative of mercy on the 332.
“As of now, we only have three inmates on death row countrywide,” Mr Kagoli said.
He said the three are all male.
The condemned section at Mukobeko has a capacity to accommodate 48 people, but the number swelled to 332 as at July 16.