Haiti’s National Penitentiary is one of the worst prisons in the Western hemisphere. Take a grim look inside this prison from a doctor’s point of view and see one version of hell on Earth.
Diseases such as Tuberculosis and HIV and serious vitamin deficiencies are big problems in this penitentiary in Haiti. Poor physical conditions are a major contributing factor to the inmates’ ill health. There are way too many people contained in the rooms, and there is no plumbing in the building. An American doctor helps by bringing them soap and offering checkups and various treatments.