PNG judge raises concerns about toddlers in prison

1:48 pm on 3 April 2018

A judge in Papua New Guinea has questioned why two toddlers have been forced to live with their mothers in prison and are deprived of appropriate food and facilities.

Bomana prison, PNG

Bomana prison, PNG Photo: Supplied

Justice Panuel Mogish visited Port Moresby's Bomana Prison and told PNG's The National human rights advocates and NGOs should be raising their concern over the rights of such children to be cared for properly.

Justice Mogish said there were 30 female inmates in Bomana and among them were two children.

He said the children could be taken away and looked after by relatives but he said in the meantime they were not being given the required nutrition.

The judge said the children received the same food as the inmates which was rice and tinned fish.