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In a teeming cell of Phnom Penh’s women’s prison, baby Tevy was injured — a fracture to her thighbone, allegedly inflicted by a female prisoner.

Just over a week later, after oscillating between prison and hospital, Tevy — not her real name — was struggling to breathe and put on oxygen.

The five-month-old baby girl, who had lived the entirety of her young life behind bars, died on January 26. Her autopsy cited pneumonia and malnutrition, but the death in custody wouldn’t be made public until a month later.

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