Most places of detention in the DRC were built during the colonial era. Fifty years later, very few new jails have been built while the prison population has grown. Consequences: overcrowding, promiscuity and insalubrity. These conditions affect the health and endanger the lives of prisoners. An even more difficult situation for female prisoners. A report by Studio Hirondelle DRC carried out in the provinces of Kasai, Kasai-Oriental, Ituri and Kongo Central.