Cedar Centre For Legal Studies


Inside Roumieh Prison
Study: Prisons in Lebanon Between Rights and Reality


The study addresses the challenges and problems people are facing in prisons and detention centres in Lebanon. The study conducted and published by Cedar Centre for Legal Studies presents the reality of prisons in Lebanon in light of the current, political, economic and health crisis. The study raises the question if there are political measures to protect detainees and prisoners in light of these crises. Prisons, in general, are significant places for diseases, especially infectious diseases, due to the high prevalence of risk factors for infection and actual infection. Environmental factors in prison such as unavoidable close contact, excessive overcrowding, poor ventilation and limited access to healthcare services are such aforementioned risk factors.