International Educator - May/June 2016 - 73

COURTESY OF JAMES GASH

Over the next few months, Henry
Eventually, I succumbed to these
and I spoke at least once a week as
entreaties and found myself joining
most of the prisoners were brought
him and two other Pepperdine law
to court and then released back to
graduates to meet up with Napier
their families, having either been
at a juvenile prison called Ihungu
found innocent or sentenced to terms
in Masindi-a small town three
shorter than they'd already served.
hours from the capital. There were
The original case against Henry and
21 juvenile prisoners at Ihungu "on
Joseph was dismissed for lack of eviremand," which meant they'd been
dence. While Joseph was released,
arrested and charged with a crime,
James Gash, law professor at Pepperdine University and
Henry wasn't because he still faced
but hadn't been given a lawyer and director of its Global Justice Program, with Henry, the young
the second murder charge alongside
hadn't been taken to court. Some of man he met in Uganda as an inmate. Gash served as Henry's
attorney in Uganda; Henry was exonerated of all charges.
the matron who ruled Ihungu with
them had been on remand for nearly
two years. Our plan was to spend a week pre- junction with the death of a prisoner who an iron fist when the warden wasn't around.
When that case went to trial, only one
paring the cases for trial and then to hand died in the course of an attempted escape.
Because Henry was the prime minister, lawyer was appointed to represent both
them off to Ugandan lawyers paid for by Bob
Ihungu's warden permitted him to keep a cell Henry and the matron. Henry wasn't alGoff's Restore International.
When we arrived at Ihungu, we realized phone so the warden could check on the pris- lowed to testify and none of the other
that even though Uganda's official language oners when he was away. Before I left, Henry prisoners were called to the stand. Instead,
was English, it wasn't spoken widely in rural asked me for my cell number. I confess that I the lawyer had the matron testify and blame
areas. In fact, only two of the prisoners spoke hesitated much longer than I should have, as Henry because juveniles faced lighter prison
English-brothers Henry and Joseph-who'd I faced the question of whether I was simply sentences than adults if found guilty. Soon
been charged with murder in conjunction a short-term, do-gooder "voluntourist" or thereafter, both were convicted of murder.
The next day, I boarded the first plane
with a mob killing of a local herdsman even someone willing to personally invest in the
though undisputed evidence proved that both plight of these desperate teenagers. Eventu- back to Uganda and spent three days with
Henry and Joseph had been in school when ally, I gave him my number and wrote down Henry preparing a presentence report, explaining why he should be allowed to resume
the mob killed the herdsman. I soon learned his. I was in this for the long haul.
When I landed back in the United States, school while the conviction was appealed.
from Henry that during his 18 months at
Ihungu, he'd risen to the level of "prime min- I had a voice message from Henry. A smile Soon thereafter, my request was granted
ister" in the internal prison government. In exploded onto my face as the message played: and Henry was released into the care of Bob
this capacity as leader of the prisoners, he'd "Hello, this is Henry. I hope you had a safe Goff's Restore Leadership Academy in Gulu
while I worked on the appeal.
been charged with a second murder in con- journey. Thank you for coming. Goodbye."
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Toward a Better World
Tech Abroad
The University of Virginia Seeks to Emulate Its Founder
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Foreign Student Affairs
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