July 14, 2011

“Even Dead Bodies Must Work”

Health, Hard Labor, and Abuse in Ugandan Prisons

Map: Prisons Visited by Human Rights Watch in Uganda
Definitions and Acronyms
Summary
Key Recommendations
Methodology
I. Background
The Ugandan Prison System
The Ugandan Healthcare System
II. Findings
Prison Conditions
Overcrowding
Food and Nutrition
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Physical Abuse
Hard Labor
Punishment
Prevention and Treatment of Disease
Tuberculosis
HIV/AIDS
Water- and Insect-Borne Diseases
Non-Communicable Health Conditions
III. Addressing the Causes of Poor Health in Uganda’s Prisons
Criminal Justice Failures
Prolonged Pretrial Detention
Detention Following Conviction
Detention of Children
Prisons Service Failures of Management and Health Services
The Role of Prison Officers in Denying and Delaying Care
Failures in the Delivery of Prison Health Services
Donor Funding to Ugandan Health and Prisons
IV. Recommendations
Acknowledgements
Appendix