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Prison governor inquired about outbreak of salmonellosis

Two inmates of the Barczewo prison have contacted the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights asking us to intervene. In their letters they warned against an outbreak of salmonellosis in their prison.

In response, the HFHR asked the prison governor to disclose the number of inmates showing symptoms of salmonellosis and describe measures taken as part of the already effected quarantine.

The inmates informed the HFHR that the prison authorities failed to take appropriate action to protect prisoners’ health. In particular, they complained about the quality of the food served and alleged that their meals were not fresh. Also, it has been reported that inmates had problems with keeping their personal hygiene because of a water rationing scheme.

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