MALAWI. Blantyre. May 26th, 2015. Chichiri Prison.
Prisoners sit in an overcrowded cell (cell 5) during the night, struggling to sleep. Overcrowding is a critical problem in Malawian jails. Chichiri Prison was built to house 800 prisoners instead of the 2000 currently detained there. According to medical statistics this specific cell 5, one of the most overcrowded, have the most case of viral transmissions (Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Malaria, HIV) as well as the highest percentage of other diseases related to unhygienic conditions (Scabies, skin infections, rash).