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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

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
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

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
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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New Orleans Sex Industry 56
New Orleans
By Transterra Editor
04 Mar 2014

March 5, 2013, New Orleans, LA, United States. A view of a motel used by prostitutes in East New Orleans, and quarter known for its crimes. Most tourists have gone home after a week straight of drinking and partying. Most sex establishments are made their money during that week. Amongst all the madness which has made the Big Easy an infamous city for its tolerance of liquor consumption and various types of misbehavior, prostitution is also tolerated by the local authorities. Sex workers are common in New Orleans, from street workers to strippers or even escorts, all bring big business to the city.

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ISIS: Co-opting Tribes in Deir ez-Zur...
Deir ez-Zur, Syria
By ttm contributor 31
07 Jan 2014

First Meeting Between ISIS Official and Clan Leaders in al-Zir Village

NOTE: The video clips in this collection were obtained by Transterra Media from a source who received it from a member of ISIS who defected from the group. According to the source the videos were recorded in the town of Zir and other locations in Syria between January and June, 2014.

Transterra Media cannot independently verify the accuracy of this content. The appearance of this video on the Transterra Media (TTM) website does not in any way constitute endorsement by TTM of any claims or statements made in the video.

This is a video of what appears to be a meeting between a Saudi ISIS official identified as Abu Abdullah Daigham and the heads of clans in the village of al-Zir in Deir al-Zor province. The meeting appears to have taken place in the house of a clan leader.

(View transcript here: https://docs.google.com/a/transterramedia.com/document/d/1vdyvOjz8jNhstbzbEPxvb5DWsEFKxnKTldI6Ufx5Ntc/edit)

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Interrogation of a Policeman by FSA R...
Latakia, Syria
By Idleb Press
08 Apr 2013

A police officer belonging to the Alawite sect that is employed the regime was arrested and apparently tortured by FSA rebels operating in the "kurdish mountains" (Jebel Akrad). The alleged crime he committed was murder in areas that supported the revolutionary factions. The officer confessed to these allegations, as indicated in the video. He mentioned that they were paid 10,000 Syrian Liras for every person that they killed. He said that the initial reason for being mobilized was to quell the civilian demonstrations. In the video he confesses to killing at least 17 people in different regions, saying that this was authorized by Captain Ahmad Abdel Malek.

Transcription:

00 :00-00 :04 S : To oppress demonstrators
00 :05-00 :06 I2 : Come speak now
00 :06-00 :11 We got an order from Ahmad Abdul Malki to oppress the demonstartors
00 :11-00 :13 I1 : And, Where ?
00 :13-00 :16 S : In Menbej in the Arabian Arena
00 :16 – 00 :17 I1 : Why ?
00 :17-00 :19 S : Inorder to opress demonstrators and kill them
00 :20-00 :22 « Inaudible »
00 :22 I2 : How many were you ?
00 : 23 S : Five to six
00 :24-00 :26 : How much did you get paid ?
00 :26-00 :27 : S : We were not paid
00 :27 : I1 : Liar
00 :27-00 :28 : S : We were paid ten
00 :28-00 :29 : I 1 : Ten What ?
00 :29-00 :30 : S : Ten Thousand
00 :30-00 :31 : I 1 : On each one
00 :31 -00 :32 : S :Yes, on every one ten
00 :32-00 :36 : I2 : The day that the demonstration against « inaudible » you went with it you and your fellow soldiers
00 :39-00 :42 : « inaudible »
00 :42-00 :50 : S : There was a demonstration against the citizens (Lijan) Then we went to another demonstration
00 :50 : I1 : Where ?
00 :51-00 :52 : S : Near Al Kabeer mosque
00 :53 : I1 : Where ?
00 :54 : S : Al Kabeer mosque
00 :55 : I1 : Al Kabeer mosque
00 :55-00 :57 : I2 : How many did you kill ?
00 :58 : S : Three I killed alone
00 :59 : I1 : Liar
1 :00 : S : Three
1 :06-1 :10- S : Yes three were killed infront of me the army forces killed as well
1 :10-1 :17 : « Inaudible »
1 :19-1 :22 : I1 : How did Bashar Al Asad benefit you ? How did Bashar Al Asad benefit you ?
1 :22- 1 :24 : S : He didn’t benefit me in any way
1 :24 : I1 : So what ?
1 :24-1 :28 : « inaudible »
1 :30-1 :36 : S : At Al Akeed mosque, there was also approximately six hundred people, I also killed five of them
1 :38-1 :42 : I2 : How many did they become ? Thirteen..
1 :45 : I2 : Other than that
1 :45-1 :50 : « inaudible »
1 :50-1 :53 : S : There is a street named Al Rabita street
1 :53-1 :55 : I1 : Alrabita, Where is this Al Rabita Street ?
1 :56- 1 :57 : S : Minbej
1 :59-2 :00 : I1 : How many did you kill ?
2 :01-2 :03 : S : I killed 4 as well
2 :03-2 :07 : « Inaudible »
2 :08-2 :18: I2 : How many did they become ? They became seventeen. Other than that give us names. Names of security members that came with you. What is the name of your captain ?
2 :19-2 :22 : S : They were three officers
2 :22-2 :25 : « inaudible »
2 :25-2 :31 : S : Abdulwahab Khalaf he was in charge of « inaudible » the center against the opposition. Lieutenant Ali Ahmad he was from Hama, and Sergeant Ahmad El Malki he was the one that ordered us to fire on people

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Wildlife Crimes (31 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
25 Oct 2012

Sampan Suksee a park ranger prepares to leave on patrol.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (29 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
24 Oct 2012

Customs officials in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport uncover a shipment of African elephant tusks from Mozambique. Suvarnabhumi has always been a hub for illicit trafficking, mostly in narcotics, but the recent explosion of demand for animal products has added elephant tusks to the list of contraband.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (30 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
24 Oct 2012

Customs officials in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport uncover a shipment of African elephant tusks from Mozambique. Suvarnabhumi has always been a hub for illicit trafficking, mostly in narcotics, but the recent explosion of demand for animal products has added elephant tusks to the list of contraband.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Bahrain - Press Conference 25 July 2012
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain
The Bahraini opposition held a press conference on Thursday, July 25, 2012, to launch a campaign called "Khafafish El Zalam," demanding that Bahraini authorities stop raiding homes, stressing adherence to popular demand for freedom and democracy, rejecting all forms of violence, and demanding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the international community assume responsibility in preventing arrests and searches without a court order.

Mr. Khalil Marzouq, political consultant for the Secretary General of Al Wefaq, declared during the press conference that over $10 million worth of property has been stolen and over 270 homes raided during June and July, 2012. Marzouq also spoke about the horrific crimes committed by the Bahraini government. He reviewed footage from the Bassiouni reports depicting security forces breaking into houses, shouting verbal abuses, smashing doors, and not allowing women the chance to cover up.

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Wildlife Crimes (5 of 47)
Mekobe, Gabon
By James Morgan
23 Jun 2012

A baka pygmy family in Mekobe village, Gabon.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON