Nine Out of 10 Russian Prisoners Are Sick, Prosecutors Say
August 12, 2010
More than 90 percent of the inmates in Russian prisons have some type of disease, often "socially significant" conditions such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, and HIV, according to a posting on the website of the country's prosecutor general. The death in November of a Moscow tax attorney in pretrial detention raised awareness of prison conditions and spurred calls for reform. The country has 847,300 inmates, according to the Federal Penitentiary System. Its per capita prison population is second only to the United States, according to the International Center for Prison Studies at King's College-London.
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