TIG camps were opened in 2005 to relieve the country's dramatically overcrowded prisons. Genocide-accused are eligible for the penalty substitution if they confess their crimes before a Gacaca court and ask their victims for forgiveness.
Quoting the Secretary General of the TIG camps, Izuba Rirashe reports that 670 fugitives have been rearrested while 901 are still on the run.
In different camps all over the country, there are currently 106,918 TIG inmates in Rwanda, according to the newspaper.
The inmates erect schools and houses for homeless genocide survivors, break stones, landscape the soil to prevent erosion, or build roads and bridges.
They are meant to acquire skills helping them to better reintegrate into society once their sentence completed. Some participate in literacy programs.
© Hirondelle News Agency