Inmates at Mutare Remand Prison have complained of the inhumane conditions at the penal facility.
They have acute shortages of clean water, balanced diet, clothing, and blankets.
Member-in-charge of Mutare Remand Prison, Maplan Kakoto had this to say:
We need help to be a real correctional service, but the government can’t afford it alone, so we need partners, who can help in any way.
Prisoners who spoke to Newsday about the conditions at the correctional facility said:
It’s difficult here. We are overcrowded. There is no space to sleep; sometimes we sleep seated.
We are urging the government to come up with a solution because we will continue to suffer.
… Our diet is not balanced. Sometimes we eat relish without cooking oil. We don’t have adequate blankets and prisoners who are on anti-retroviral treatment are struggling to get medication.