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Earthquake Frees Haitian Prisoners from Port-au-Prince Jail, 80% Never Charged with a Crime

From Democracy Now!

All the prisoners jailed at the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince escaped in the earthquake. We speak with leading Haitian human rights attorney Mario Joseph, who says 80 percent of all prisoners in Haiti were not charged with a crime. We also speak with Dr. Evan Lyon of Partners in Health about the issue of prisons.

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