Death Row Conditions

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Death Row Conditions

Death row conditions in many countries fall far short of international norms prohibiting cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Conditions range widely, from the sterile, solitary confinement that pervades death row in many states in the United States, to the unsanitary and overcrowded prisons in some parts of the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa. Solitary confinement leads many prisoners to develop debilitating mental illnesses, and overcrowding, combined with poor nutrition and hygiene, threatens their health and in some cases can lead to premature death.

Death Row Conditions