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Watch the full episode of VICE WORLD OF SPORTS: Luzira Upper Prison

Overcrowded and underfunded, Luzira is home to Uganda's only maximum-security prison--but also an elaborate soccer league; one that challenges the culture of imprisonment.​

by VICE Sports
27 May 2016, 11:36pm

Overcrowded and underfunded, Luzira is home to Uganda's only maximum-security prison--but also an elaborate soccer league; one that challenges the culture of imprisonment.

"This is a prison that erupted into a riot in the 90's—a massive riot. So much so that the national guard had to come in. But with a ratio of prisoners to guards at 35-to-1, there couldn't be a situation with more potential for danger that you could imagine in a prison: everyone in one place. But yet, everything went about peacefully. Even the guards; the guards aren't watching the prisoners—the guards are watching the game. You don't want to be the guy who got soccer turned off. So everybody's on their best behavior."

-Evan Rosenfeld, showrunner VICE World of Sports

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