Health consequences of pre-trial detention in Zambian prisons

HIV AIDS Policy Law Rev. 2010 Oct;15(1):53-5.


High rates of pre-trial detention and extreme prison overcrowding are closely linked to poor health--and particularly to HIV and tuberculosis transmission and treatment--in prisons in sub-Saharan Africa. In this article, based on a presentation made at an AIDS 2010 satellite, Katherine Todrys describes the intersection of pre-trial detention and health in Zambian prisons.

Publication types

  • Newspaper Article

MeSH terms

  • Crowding
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • HIV Infections / transmission*
  • Human Rights
  • Humans
  • Prisons*
  • Tuberculosis / drug therapy*
  • Tuberculosis / transmission*
  • Zambia