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Ukraine: guards and prisoners victims of an outdated system

The prosecutor’s office informed, on the 17th of August, that a detainee had killed and dismembered an inspector from the State Prison Service at the Odessa Pre-trial Detention Center (SIZO) No. 21. The murder occurred in the SIZO economic block where the prisoner was working.

Several detainees’ relatives demonstrated, on the 19th, in front of the SIZO. They stated that "repression has started" against the prisoners after the murder of the inspector.

Most prison guards positions are occupied by women, even in male prisons, because it is a low-paid job that only men can afford to refuse.

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