Central Prison of Les Cayes, Haiti

Following the earthquake that struck the Southern part of Haiti on August 14, 2021, prisoners have been relegated to abysmal living conditions. Housed at approximately ninety (90) prisoners per cell and starved of essential resources (food,  water and electricity ), these prisoners are dying of dehydration, starvation and overheating. In addition, the prison walls and seven (7) of the nineteen (19) cells have crumbled. Prisoners are forced into cells with one hundred (100) other detainees and cannot go outside for recreation.
Along with providing nutrients, the funds will go towards rebuilding the prison cells and walls to allow for more humane conditions. 
Through the generosity of some concerned citizens, we have been able to provide food and water to meet their immediate needs and alleviate their suffering. But, it can only last so long.
With your help, we hope to provide full provisions for prisoners living in the Central Prison of Les Cayes, Haiti.

Thank you for your continued and ineffable support 

STATEMENT FROM SOURCE IN LES CAYES

“The Haitian state is killing prisoners slowly through negligence towards them. In a video sent to our newsroom, we could see prisoners
of the Civil Prison of Les Cayes, particularly older adults, in a state of extreme emaciation. Where did the entity responsible for distributing food at this level in jails go? Don't prisoners also have rights like any other citizen? Should I also emphasize that BINUH (new UN initiative) urged State authorities to take steps to ensure that prisons are properly and sustainably supplied with essential food and provisions?”

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Herzen Clerge 
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Brooklyn, NY