WUNRN

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Radio Free Europe - http://www.rferl.org/media/video/24920531.html

 

KYRGYZSTAN - INSIDE PRISON, FAMILIES CAN STAY TOGETHER, AT LEAST FOR NOW.....

5 March 2013 - At a prison in Kyrgyzstan, women who were incarcerated while pregnant can keep their young children with them until age 3. The arrangement seems to make the best of a very difficult situation, but these families must still face the moment when they will be separated.

Website Link Includes Video.

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FULL ARTICLE & PHOTO GALLERY - Institute of War & Peace Reporting

http://iwpr.net/report-news/month-prison-kyrgyzstan

 

Kyrgyzstan - Women in Prison - Photos +

French photographer Eric Gourlan has documented life in Kyrgyzstanís penal system by voluntarily spending a month inside. 

"One woman told me that she had been in a very difficult financial situation and somebody asked her to transport 30 grams of heroin from point A to point B for 100 [US] dollars. She was caught and given 12 years in prison. She had never used drugs before, never sold them, and never got her 100 dollars, but she has been locked up for 12 years"....

 

But there are also people for whom being in prison is better than being outside. I met a 73-year-old woman who murdered her husband when she was 65. When I asked why she murdered him, she said that for 40 years, she coped with her husbandís violence and drinking, and finally one night she killed him. She also told me that nobody took care of her in her entire life, but now in prison she was fully provided with food and shelter and she had found a family. She feels better as life has become easier for her than before.....

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http://www.unodc.org/documents/centralasia//PrisonReform/Juvenile_and_Womens_Colonies_in_Kyrgyzstan.pdf

Juvenile and Womenís Prison Colonies in Kyrgyzstan

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