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Healthcare in Ukraine's prisons is critical. Ukraine's TB rates are ten times those of Western Europe and a third of all sufferers are in prison, according to 2003 figures from the World Bank. The illness accounts for nearly half of all deaths in Ukraine's prisons. Only Russia and sub-Saharan Africa have higher rates of TB.<br />
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These are the boys of Berezhany - prisoners in one of Ukraine's 10 juvenile detention centres. This a model facility where children are kept separately from adults and where their health and educational needs are taken care of. For the majority of Ukraine's prisoners, however, including most of the children who are not kept here, conditions are far worse.

Healthcare in Ukraine's prisons is critical. Ukraine's TB rates are ten times those of Western Europe and a third of all sufferers are in prison, according to 2003 figures from the World Bank. The illness accounts for nearly half of all deaths in Ukraine's prisons. Only Russia and sub-Saharan Africa have higher rates of TB.

These are the boys of Berezhany - prisoners in one of Ukraine's 10 juvenile detention centres. This a model facility where children are kept separately from...
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