Prison conditions in Chad are so deplorable that they amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. Cells are severely overcrowded, food and drinking water inadequate and prisoners are dependent on family to provide necessities. Health care and medical services do not exist in the majority of prisons, and riots, due to the appalling conditions, have resulted in prisoners being shot dead. Resources allocated to the prisons are limited and undermined by bribery and corruption. This report documents the conditions in Chad’s prisons and exposes human rights violations committed inside them.
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