US Plans to Build 2 Prisons in Haiti's Provinces

The U.S. government plans to build two prisons in Haiti's countryside in an effort to stem severe overcrowding, disease and violence in the poor Caribbean nation's prison system, a U.S. official said Friday. Carl Siebentritt, director of the Narcotics Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that a prison will be built in each of the coastal towns of Petit Goave and Cabaret. "Prisons are so overcrowded that detainees are held in temporary...Full Story
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