19 November, 2009

Prison Civile Cotonou

Last week the dental team provided treatment to the inmates of the local prison in Cotonou. Of the about 2500 prisoners we were able to offer treatment to more than 300, which actually covered most of the acute need. The prison compound is like a small village with lots of stuff to buy off tables along the narrow streets. It is run by the prisoners themselves - some kind of a hierarchic system, and the only hired guards are soldiers by the gate and in the tower. Unlike Monrovia Central Prison (that we served in last year) I don't believe anybody is starving in Prison Civile Cotonou. Dag

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