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Haiti appoints commission to look at prison conditions

Haiti appoints commission to look at prison conditions
28 Feb
2017

A nine member commission has been appointed by Haiti's president, Jovenel Moise to probe prisons and overcrowded lockups across the country.

The commission should also make recommendations to improve the conditions for inmates.

Moise expects the commission to complete its review and submit a report within one month.

The presidential announcement came a few days after the international media agency, the Associated Press published a report on an upsurge of inmate deaths at Haiti's biggest prison.

The Associated Press says the deaths are due in large part to malnutrition-related illnesses and other preventable diseases.

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