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Religious structures built in Mauritian Prisons

Port-Louis, Mauritius - The Mauritius Prison Service has built four places of worship in the yard of the new prison at Melrose, in the centre of the island, to allow detainees practice their religions, PANA reported from here.

All the facilities necessary for detainees to practice their religions as well as libraries where they can find religious books are available.

According to the Commissioner of Prisons, Jean Bruneau, no detail has been neglected in the reproduction of the traditional characteristics of the different religious structures in the new prison.

He said freedom privation does not include privation of the right to practice one’s religion.

About 3,000 detainees are held by the Mauritius Prisons Services.

Pana 07/08/2014