A look inside Haiti’s horrifying prisons, where most end up dead or insane

The mortality rate behind bars in Haiti is reaching alarming levels, with 21 inmates dead at the Port-au-Prince penitentiary just last month.

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    A prisoner, too weak to stand, lies in the prison infirmary at the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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    Prisoners play dominoes, checkers or card games, during recreation time inside the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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    An ailing prisoner stands in a cell designated for sick prisoners near the infirmary in the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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    Prisoner pulls a large stock pot filled with rice and beans during lunch inside the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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    The tattoo on his chest reads in Haitian Creole:

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    Sick prisoners rest in the infirmary at the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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    A prisoner fills his lunch bowl with rice and beans at the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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    Prisoner hauling food that brought him, walks past a prison building at the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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    A prisoner combs the hair of a fellow inmate during recreation time inside the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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