Thursday, January 05, 2006

Haitian Prisons

In Paul Farmer's piece on his visit with Fr. Jean-Juste [PAUL FARMER, "Rev. Gerard Jean-Juste- Languishing and Sick in a Haitian Jail," INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE & DEMOCRACY IN HAITI] he mentions that:

a U.S. court this year said that Haiti's prisons were ''reminiscent of a slave ship.'' A commission from the Organization of American States recently visited Haiti's National Penitentiary and reported that, of its 1,054 inmates, only nine had been convicted of any crime. And prisoners in Haiti receive almost nothing in the way of effective medical care.


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