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Women Prisoners Face Appalling Living Conditions and Abuse in Sri Lanka’s Notoriously Overcrowded Prison Facilities

July 30, 2011

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SRI LANKA.— Sri Lanka has the second most overcrowded prison system in South Asia after Bangladesh, with Welikada, Sri Lanka’s largest incarceration facility, housing nearly 4,500 inmates in a facility intended for 2,000. Cristina Albertin, a representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said, “Institutional capacity is 11,000 prisoners, the current total prison […]

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