The nature of the judicial authority passing judgement in Uganda depended on both the year and the location within Uganda of the offender. In the early years African offenders were tried in native courts for most crimes, whilst non-Africans were tried under colonial laws imported from India. Circuit Courts soon proved impractical for less accessible areas, so those areas' magistrates were given powers to act as the High Court for those areas as well. The High Court system and the Native Court system would not become wholly integrated until 1964. The prison system, like the court system, was split between services for natives and services for non-natives. Native prisons, were supervised by the district officers and colonial prisons run by the colonial authorities.