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Gicumbi prison

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Gicumbi Prison was built in Kabere Village, Butare Cell, Nyankenke Sector, Gicumbi District, Northern Province.

Gicumbi Prison was built in 1975 and was formerly a rehabilitation facility for women wanderers.

In 1996, after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, The prison housed women convicted of both genocide-related crimes and other crimes.

It was in 2003 that the prison started to receive inmates from Byumba Prison. Built with a capacity to accommodate only 2,000 inmates, it now has 3,678 inmates.

Gicumbi Prison has an area of ​​90 ha, and the built-up Prison has an area of 1 ha.