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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
13 May 2016

Despite the prison is self-managed, security and administrative management of the prison entrusted to the police. In the pyramid of the prison system, at the back of the interior minister and the director of the penitentiary department there is the colonel-in-chief, the only one who actually lives in the building and, in fact, represents the Bolivian government within the walls of San Pedro. Often they are interviewed by journalist and videomaker and, with same frequency, they are replaced by their superiors.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
10 May 2016

Section Pinos, which owes its name to a large tree in the middle of his small yard, holds two restaurants, two bars, a soccer field, a billiard room and a study room, now it used as a copy shop. The lack of accommodation available in the prison, because of overcrowding, led prisoners to set up makeshift shelters practically anywhere: attics, stairs and gaps have thus become housing for one or more people, sometimes entire families.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
10 May 2016

In each section are placed some pay phones equipped with metered and managed by one or more inmates, required to pay the good section of the revenues. The phone, controlled by the police prison, should be the only system of communication with the outside. In truth, most of the prisoners own a mobile phone with which it can continue to manage relationships with the outside and, if they did, their illicit activities, unaware of the police.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
05 May 2016

The roofs of the prison, which are accessed by some cells of the last floor moving a sheet resting on the beams, are used for a variety of activities:drying foods,sunbathing,smoking outdoors and drying clothes . Of this late activity are occupied the mostly of poorest prisoners who, after washing clothes, bedding and mattresses for other companions; they venture on to the rickety sheet metal roofing at about 10 meters above the ground, seriously endangering their lives, to earn only a few pesos.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
05 May 2016

The monoblock of Palmar, although it is a collective dormitory, it is equipped with a TV and three electric hot-plates. Television, inside the prison, is a faithful mate of life for the majority of the prisoners and it continues to remain on even when no one looks.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
05 May 2016

Visits inside the prison are allowed for most days of the week and like everything inside the prison are by payment.Visitors are allowed to spend the entire day inside and through an additional payment, even to stay overnight.Who does not receive visits can always reach his loved ones through the inevitable phone, only prohibited on paper and for which refills are sold in many commercial activities managed by the prisoners.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
04 May 2016

Within a niche carved into the wall and protected by a wooden structure, a television with a powerful sound system it offers a little ‘entertainment to the prisoners, in the yard of Palmar section. Often some viewers are not part of the section but, despite being prohibited, there is a tacit tolerance and shared.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
29 Apr 2016

Marco, a young twenty year old with a long interval between the recovery community and juvenile prison dreams, as a free man, a future in hip hop music. habitual consumer of alcohol and drugs of all kinds, he wrote his lyrics mostly in prison, where he finds every day a lot of ideas, including the conditions of the detainees and their adventures before his arrest. It is more inspired by Latin American artists and Cypress Hill.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
25 Apr 2016

Among the many commercial and craft activities there is a dressmaker’s workroom manage by 3 three prisoners, which shall make garments both for the prisoners themselves than for external institutions and associations. Genaro, the head of the workshop, he learned to be a tailor in prison and dreams, as a free man, to open his own workshop. In his past, for years, he had always dealt with the cocaine refining process in the Bolivian jungle and he had never done work legally paid.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
21 Apr 2016

In addition to the shelters and individual cells, there are also common dormitories, arranged to accommodate a larger number of prisoners, because the rent of a single cell is quite expensive and many can not afford it.To convict it is given a bed, a personal locker and the possibility to use the common warming. So, without any rehabilitative logic, prisoners in preventive detention, young thieves and small-time dealers must live side by side with murderers, rapists and drug traffickers.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
18 Apr 2016

Several times a week entering hundreds of liters of smuggled alcohol in San Pedro. Corruption, which is overflowing among the police, it allows the input and feeds a commercial chain, as well, is created. Mostly it is pure alcohol at 96 °, manufactured by the bolivian company names Caiman and packaged in aluminum cans of 1 liter with a characteristic purple color. After the resale and consumption of their content, the latter are recycled within the prison and thus become pretty toys sold outside.

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Photo Essay: San Pedro Jail: the Pris...
La Paz
By Andrea Carrubba
08 Apr 2016

Penitenziary organization gives the breakfast and the lunch to the prisoners, in the plazas of the sections. Out of this, everything is by payment. Every is coocked by prisoners in the kitchen of Palmar section.

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A Contemporary Hell: Life Inside a Ba...
Faridpur, Bangladesh
By Miguel Candela
07 Mar 2015

Prostitution in Bangladesh has been legal since the year 2000. However, as Bangladesh is a conservative Muslim country, prostitution carries negative social stigmas. Despite this, severe poverty and economic stagnation have forced women previously employed in other sectors to become prostitutes. Furthermore, many sex workers are underage and child prostitution is rife. Female sex workers are often abused and and always underpaid, earning as little as $0.50 per customer.

However, there is growing awareness among sex workers and they have started to organize themselves in unions. One organization of sex workers is called the “Prostitute Association of Faridfur,” founded in Faridpur district, near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. These associations were formed to establish a “union” among sex workers and protect them from abuse. Despite the face of a unified force in having associations to represent these sex workers, radical Islamic conservatives have openly condemned these women. In 2010, these radicals burned a brothel to the ground. That incident injured two women and left all of the other tenants homeless. 

These photos offer intimate portraits of women who's daily lives consist of abuse and exploitation as they struggle to survive on the fringes of one of the poortest societies on earth. 

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Libyan Rebel's Brother Calls for Mili...
Tripoli, Libya
By U.S. Editor
09 Apr 2013

Two months after the death of Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun, his brother is still waiting to see justice. Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun survived fighting as a rebel in Libya’s bloody revolution only to be killed in an RPG attack at a checkpoint in February this year.

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Libyan Rebel’s Brother Calls For Mili...
Triploi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
09 Apr 2013

Two months after the death of Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun and his brother is still waiting to see justice. Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun survived fighting as a rebel in Libya’s bloody revolution only to be killed in an RPG attack at a checkpoint in February this year.

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Libyan Rebel's Brother Calls For Mili...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
09 Apr 2013

Two months after the death of Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun and his brother is still waiting to see justice. Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun survived fighting as a rebel in Libya’s bloody revolution only to be killed in an RPG attack at a checkpoint in February this year.

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Libyan Rebel's Brother Calls for Mili...
Triploi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
09 Apr 2013

Two months after the death of Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun and his brother is still waiting to see justice. Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun survived fighting as a rebel in Libya’s bloody revolution only to be killed in an RPG attack at a checkpoint in February this year.

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Libyan Rebel's Brother Calls For Mili...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
08 Apr 2013

Two months after the death of Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun and his brother is still waiting to see justice. Ali Abdelhamid Ben Oun survived fighting as a rebel in Libya’s bloody revolution only to be killed in an RPG attack at a checkpoint in February this year.

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The Forgotten of Nha Trang Hospital
nha trang
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
26 Jul 2012

Contributor Piero Pomponi managed to gain entrance to the Nha Trang Hospital with a Vietnamese NGO worker who managed to convince the guard of the hospital to let them in. Piero's escort is a volunteer who brings in water, food, and medecine for the patients. There are no doctors or nurses in the hospital. People that are chained to the wall are considered the most dangerous patients. Piero could not interview the families visiting the patients. As evidenced in the photos there are signs patients have been beaten, are restrained by rusty chains, their feces is only cleaned from their room once a week. No one speaks of the hospital and the town of Nha Trang is a popular resort town. The hospital is actually the department of neurology of the Nha Trang Hospital but is kept separate.

Nha Trang - Vietnam - South East Asia- June 27th,2012- The power of the mind is infinite but not so deceitful as to drive the human being to suffer from the disturbances of its cognitive complexities on its own. Mental illnesses don’t just happen at the touch of a magical baton; they stem from a diverse fountain of anomalies and traumas spreading its viral and manic tentacles through different mental faculty mediums and in different forms of physical existence.
For the sufferer this represents a prison of self-hell, for reasoning is not capable to capture the very essence and the root cause of such torment. For our Universe, it further vindicates that health disparities through the lack of human rights, moral code, social and cultural injustices still prevail in the 21st century, where overall evolution for some still remains merely a word spelled with 9 letters and for others, the playground for continued obscure methods and treatments of torture towards victims of this dark yet un-chosen path of extreme abnormality.
There comes a time where honor and integrity for a just world need a mass calling, through the silent voices of all those that are not only living in the cell of their own self-inferno but also, are being prisoners of blacken and degrading action from other mortals defined as a disgrace to Humankind.
In Nha Trang psychiatric hospital, a lager in most cases, mental illness patients, still leaving with chains in a total state of slavery and deprivation of freedom. The picture shows some mental illness inside one of the psychiatric hospital, looking trough the barres window.

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Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Frida...
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Jul 2012

20 July 2012 | Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, Duraz Village - Northwest Bahrain

Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Friday Prayers 20 July 2012. Sheikh Qassim speaks about the need for social security to keep the trust of the people and order in the country; social security should be a guaranteed right. He says that injustice spreads hatred and divides societies and that people who believe in freedom cannot be beaten.

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Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Frida...
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Jul 2012

20 July 2012 | Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, Duraz Village - Northwest Bahrain

Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Friday Prayers 20 July 2012. Sheikh Qassim speaks about the need for social security to keep the trust of the people and order in the country; social security should be a guaranteed right. He says that injustice spreads hatred and divides societies and that people who believe in freedom cannot be beaten.

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Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Frida...
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Jul 2012

20 July 2012 | Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, Duraz Village - Northwest Bahrain

Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Friday Prayers 20 July 2012. Sheikh Qassim speaks about the need for social security to keep the trust of the people and order in the country; social security should be a guaranteed right. He says that injustice spreads hatred and divides societies and that people who believe in freedom cannot be beaten.

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Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Frida...
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Jul 2012

20 July 2012 | Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, Duraz Village - Northwest Bahrain

Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Friday Prayers 20 July 2012. Sheikh Qassim speaks about the need for social security to keep the trust of the people and order in the country; social security should be a guaranteed right. He says that injustice spreads hatred and divides societies and that people who believe in freedom cannot be beaten.

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Speech by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Frida...
Duraz, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Jul 2012

20 July 2012 | Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque, Duraz Village - Northwest Bahrain

Prayers and speech given by Sheikh Issa Qassim at Friday Prayers 20 July 2012. Sheikh Qassim speaks about the need for social security to keep the trust of the people and order in the country; social security should be a guaranteed right. He says that injustice spreads hatred and divides societies and that people who believe in freedom cannot be beaten.