Alarm over increasing death rate in Malawi Prisons

Whether guilty or innocent, people jailed in the country’s prisons are still people. Their cries for help should not go ignored. Officials from Prison services have pressed an alarm button over the increasing death rate of convicts due to preventable diseases.

Overcrowding in Malawi prison
Overcrowding in Malawi prison

Prison official Ian Chadza said it was pathetic that prisoners are dying due to communicable diseases like TB which he said is rampant in prison cells across the country due to poor sanitation.

He also said most convicts are living an uncomfortable life due to scabies and asked well wishers to come and help the situation.

Chadza said the current death rate in prisons in Malawi stands at 10 deaths per 10,000 prisoners, saying this is a high rate considering that the prison has a population of 13,000 inmates.

Prison Department, just like any other government department, is facing huge budgetary cuts due to economic problems the country is facing following the withdrawal of budgetary support from Malawi’s traditional donors.

Medicins sans Frontier has since signed an agreement with Malawi Health School of Sciences to provide volunteer health personnel in prisons to help provide health services to the prisons.

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ishumaelchimbali
ishumaelchimbali
5 years ago

This is bushit kundende sikumanda Boma lichitepo ka2 ngati zilizoona plz iwe Peter

Mato
Mato
5 years ago

I just want to shoot all government leaders for stealing money which could been helping thise vulnerable people. Those people are so because of the government. It breaks my heart and I cry fit poor people.

sam
sam
5 years ago

anthu tichitepo chanthu ndi anthu awa

WAKUDA KAMANGA
WAKUDA KAMANGA
5 years ago

Very very sad story any poti Ena ndizofuna koma kwa iwo adakanika kuyankhula mzovetsa chisoni.

Himwemwe malepa manda
5 years ago

Mbava Ndi Zifwamba Muvutike ,ngati Anzake A Pelekani Malunga Muliikonko Mupite Kumanda Mukamulande Mfuti Mumabera Zija

wa batman
wa batman
5 years ago

Ndende zathu mmmmmmm mkumanda

Yaya kumudzi
Yaya kumudzi
5 years ago

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE, IWE APM CHITAPO KANTHU ,UDZAKAYANHATU,

edson chitsulo jones
5 years ago

its sad looking at the conditions in our prisons.

But its vry pathetic kuona boma litangokhala osapanga consider but what we forget is that we are all humans and oneday will be our trn

Pseudo code(the devil incarnate)

A Nyasa times musamatinamize picture imeneyi ndi ku prison kapena ku jando, the walls look made of nsungwi ndikuphoma ndi matope, chamba eti?

Chimbirazowa
Chimbirazowa
5 years ago

Govt should turn one of its state house into a prison,so many state houses for nothing.

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