AIDS, TB erupt from Russian jails
By PAUL GOBLE (TARTU)
Estonia, March 23 : Dramatically increasing rates of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and especially TB's antibiotic resistant variety among the Russian prison population are spreading to the broader society as well, according to two of the Russian Federation's leading specialists on prison conditions.
In lectures organized earlier this month by the Polit.ru Web site, Valeriy Abramkin and Lyudmila Al'pern, the director and deputy director of the Moscow Center for the Reform of Criminal Justice, described in detail just how that is happening.
(po russki : http://www.polit.ru/lectures/2005/03/19/tjurma.html)