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Prisons of Malawi 2005.
In Malawi, one of the most impoverished countries in Africa, the living conditions are appalling.
Prison cells designed for thirty prisoners now house up to one hundred and sixty.

Prisoners inside the Maula Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, peer through a parameter fence while waiting for relatives to visit.

Prisoners sleep in cramped positions before being woken up at dawn inside an overcrowded cell in the Maula Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, where certain cells have as many as 160 prisoners.

A prisoner of the Maula Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, carries wood to be chopped up for firewood while a prison guard looks on.

Prisoners of the Maula Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, chop wood for cooking early in the morning.

A prisoner in the Maula Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, sweeps the prison grounds at dawn.

Prisoners wash the floor of a cell in the Maula Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, where certain cells have as many as 160 prisoners.

A prisoner in the Maula Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, hangs up his laundry on a parameter fence of the prison.

A prisoner in the Maula Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, sweeps the prison grounds outside his cell after being let out in the morning.

Prisoners cook maize porridge in the kitchen of the Zomba Maximum Security prison in Zomba, Malawi.

The scene inside the overcrowded Zomba Maximum Security Prison in Zomba, Malawi.

A prisoner recovers in the prison ward of the Zomba hospital in Zomba, Malawi.

A prisoner sleeps in his cell in Blantyre, Malawi, at the end of the day before being locked up for the night.

Prisoners' belongings in plastic bags hang off a wall in a cell inside the Zomba Maximum Security Prison in Zomba.