Credits: © Sven Torfinn/OSF
Country: Malawi

Blantyre Prison entrance, Blantyre, Malawi

Built for approximately 800 inmates, this prison in Blantyre, Malawi, currently houses 1,993 people. According to a Prisons Inspectorate Report dated August 2016, there were over 14 000 prisoners in 28 jails across Malawi, with inmates facing severe overcrowding and food shortages. Prison sentences related to petty offences can be up to 18 months, exacerbating an already overburdened prison system.

Petty Offences
People Groups:
People in Detention
People experiencing Poverty
Duty Bearers