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This performance audit aimed to assess whether the Tanzania Prisons Service (TPS) has effectively implemented rehabilitation programmes to facilitate released prisoners’ reintegration into the community.

The audit found that there is inadequate design of the rehabilitation programmes for prisoners; inadequate implementation of rehabilitation programmes; absence of a re-integration component in the prisoner rehabilitation program; and inadequate monitoring and evaluation of the rehabilitation programmes. The audit recommended that the TPS to provide prisoners with materials, tools and equipment needed for the rehabilitation training programmes and establish formally designed programmes to reintegrate the soon-to-be discharged prisoners.