The US Department of State produces yearly human rights reports for each country, especially those that receive aid from US tax payers. The Tanzania human rights report on Tanzania, inter alia, states that "there is a number of continuing human rights problems. Police and prison guards used excessive force against inmates and suspects, at times resulting in death, and police impunity was a problem; prison conditions were harsh and life threatening; there was widespread police corruption and violation of legal procedures; the judiciary suffered from corruption and inefficiency in the lower courts; freedom of speech and press were partly limited; governmental corruption remained a problem; authorities restricted the movement of refugees; societal violence against women persisted; and trafficking in persons and child labor were problems". As we approach the 2010 general elections, these are things that we all need to address to build a better Tanzania for ourselves, our children and children childrens. The 2009 report is attached herein.