Unacceptable Conditions in Guinea Prisons
In September 2008, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began an emergency intervention in the civilian prison of Guéckédou in southeastern Republic of Guinea. Upon arrival, MSF found malnutrition in one in three adult male prisoners, one in five of whom suffered from severe acute malnutrition. Appalling hygienic conditions had led to dehydration and rampant skin and respiratory infections. Overcrowded cells mixed both minors together with adults and prisoners with tuberculosis (TB) together with other inmates. Health care was only infrequently available.