List of Presidential Prisons in Botswana

List of Presidential Prisons in Botswana

What is Presidential Prisons?

A pardon is an expression of the President’s forgiveness and ordinarily is granted in recognition of the applicant’s acceptance of responsibility for the crime and established good conduct for a significant period of time after conviction or completion of sentence.

List of Presidential Prisons in Botswana

Department of Prisons and Rehabilitation / Botswana Prisons Service

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there death penalty in Botswana?

Capital punishment in Botswana is a legal penalty, and is usually applied for murder under aggravated circumstances. Executions are carried out by hanging. There is on average one execution per year, and the execution usually takes place some years after the trial.

What is Botswana best known for?

Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. 38% of its total land area are devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas.

Is Botswana a poor country?

Significant mineral (diamond) wealth, good governance, prudent economic management, and a relatively small population of about 2.4 million (2021), have made it an upper middle-income country with an agenda of becoming a high-income country by 2036.

How many death row inmates are there in Botswana?

According to Botswana Prison Services there are only two inmates left on death row in Botswana as of February 9th 2021 awaiting appeal hearing. Since 1966, 52 people have been executed in Botswana. Meanwhile, there is a total of 3867 convicts in Botswana prisons as of February 9th 2021. 92 women and 3775 men

Where is the best place to live in Botswana?

Many expats moving to Botswana settle in the towns or cities of Maun, Francistown and Gaborone. These are far and away the more expensive choice, though do provide much better access to transport, work, schools and amenities. Popular suburbs in Gaborone include Broadhurst and Phakalane

Why do people go to Botswana?

Botswana’s primary attraction is its vast wilderness. From the endless palm-covered islands of the Okavango Delta, to the moonscape saltpans of the Makgadikgadi region, it’s the perfect destination for anyone seeking pristine, unfenced surroundings.

Is healthcare free in Botswana?

Botswana offers universal healthcare to all its citizens. A nominal fee may be charged for some services in the public sector, but sexual reproductive health services and antiretroviral therapy services are free. Healthcare professionals working in public hospitals are generally well trained.

What is the unemployment rate in Botswana?

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Botswana unemployment rate for 2021 was 24.72%, a 0.21% decline from 2020. Botswana unemployment rate for 2020 was 24.93%, a 2.32% increase from 2019.

Is Botswana good for foreigners?

Although Batswana are generally friendly and welcoming, foreigners have mixed experiences. Those from the US and the UK may have more positive experiences than expats from other African nations who have reported feeling treated as, and being seen as, outsiders.