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MWI-Blantyre-1203-029-v1

Malawi, Blantyre, Bvumbwe Young Offenders Rehabilitation Centre in Thyolo district where young offenders, convicted and remanded live. It was home to 267 as of mid-March 2012. The inside of one of the cells housing the boys at the prison. Congestion is a common problem in Malawians prisons – both for juvenile and grown-ups. The situation was even compounded by the Judiciary Strike which has meant no trials for those on remand and no bail for those who are suspected of committing more serious offences. This cell has 60 offenders instead of the recommended 35.

 

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Taken on March 8, 2012