Haiti's president appoints commission to probe prisons and overcrowded lockups
The newly appointed Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed a nine-member commission to probe prisons and overcrowded lockups across the country.
The commission should also make recommendations to improve the conditions for inmates.
Moise said the commission is expected to finish its review and submit a report within one month.
The presidential announcement came a few days after the international media agency the Associated Press published a report on an upsurge of inmate deaths at the Haiti’s biggest prison.
The Associated Press says the deaths are due in large part to malnutrition-related illnesses and other preventable diseases.