Via AlterPresse.org: Prison-Haiti: The cholera and tuberculosis kill 5 held in Cap Haitien. Excerpt, in an edited Google translation from French:
Five (5) inmates died of tuberculosis and cholera in two weeks in the civil prison of Cap-Haitien, AlterPresse has learned.
One of them, David Alfred, an inmate aged 38, died after being transferred in critical condition to the hospital Justinian Cap Haitien.
David Alfred was one of five prisoners who were transported to the hospital about two weeks ago. Two (2) died; 3 of them are still hospitalized.
At least 20 other prisoners are currently taking appropriate treatments against tuberculosis in prison in Cap-Haïtien, in a space reserved for this purpose, it was learned.
Three (3) new cases of deaths related to cholera have been reported in the past weekend, AlterPresse has learned.
Accused of forgery and conspiracy, the defendant David Alfred lived eight months in pretrial detention, without having had the chance to face a judge to answer charges brought against him.