Government has reaffirmed its commitment to upholding the rights of inmates.
Acting Justice Minister Stephen Kampyongo said this is being done through the provision of skills training and provision of health care.
He says government is also working hard to address the problem of congestion by increasing bed spaces across the country.
Mr. Kampyongo said this during the Ceremonial Opening of the Lusaka High Court Criminal Session which was held under the theme ” Restoring Dignity for the Incarcerated”.
Meanwhile, Mr Kampyongo said government is this year resolved to deal with cybercrimes.
He said there is need to deal with those who have taken it upon themselves to insult people and institutions of government.
Speaking at the same function, Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima said the judiciary has made progress in dismantling the backlog of cases.
Justice Mambilima said the move is part of the teams plan to quicken the time in which case are disposed off.
She said one of the initiatives undertaken was to increase the number of criminal sessions from twelve to eighteen.
Later the acting Justice Minister and the Chief Justice presented awards to various people who have contributed to the delivery of justice 2018.
Earlier, Session Judge in charge Catherine Phiri inspected the guard of honour which was mounted by the Zambia Police Service.