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Angola’s Prisons Ill-Equipped to Curb Covid-19 Spread

Expand Angolan police patrol streets as people move about during the country's Covid-19 lockdown, Luanda, Angola, March 2020. © 2020 AFP Angolan authorities have released nearly 1900 people in pretrial detention to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic to the nation’s prisons. While the release of detainees will reduce prison overcrowding, it is not enough to avoid a health disaster. In April, Interior Minister Eugénio César Laborinho visited prisons across the country to assess their capability to handle Covid-19 cases. He expressed concerns over the prisons’ inadequate capacity…

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