Dorica Mofya pleaded guilty to one count of introducing prohibited articles in prisons.
Mofya who took plea before Kabwe Magistrate Sebastian Mwenya when the charge was read to her pleaded guilty saying she had in possession some traditional medicine which she wanted to smuggle in prison.
She told the court that she wanted to administer the charms on her son Desa Musonda who is incarcerated to enable him be considered for pardoning.
“Your honour, I admit that I was in possession of some African charms which I wanted to administer on my son because I wanted him to be considered for pardoning but sadly the prison authority did not allow me,” she said.
Mofya of Chimwemwe township was facing a charge of introducing prohibited articles in prison contrary to section to 77 of the Laws of Zambia.
Mr Mwenya found the accused guilty after she admitted the charge.
Prison authority on fateful day intercepted the suspected charms as they were about to be sneaked into the prison during her visit.
In mitigation, she asked for forgiveness but the court said incidents of people trying to smuggle into prison prohibited articles were on an increase.
The court than sentenced her to three months imprisonment.