CAMEROON: Food price hikes mean hungrier, angrier prisoners

Thursday, November 27, 2008
DOUALA Thursday, November 27, 2008 (IRIN) - Food price hikes that sparked deadly riots in Cameroon earlier this year have severely cut meals for prisoners, and officials fear a revolt. “We fear an uprising if the prisoners’ food situation gets worse,” said Joseph Tsala Amougou, manager of the central prison in the commercial capital Douala. “We are having an increasingly difficult time providing two meals per day to the prisoners,” he said, pointing to high food prices. Prisoners have...