The tragedy of the babies raised behind bars: Moving portraits of the children of female inmates who grow up in South American jails until the age of four

 

They’ve done nothing to earn a prison sentence but the poverty and violence of jail are the first impressions scores of Argentinian children who are born in custody have of life.

A heart-wrenching collection of photographs has captured the South American women raising their children behind bars.

The number of women doing time in Argentina has skyrocketed in the past 20 years, and around a third of all female inmates, who are crammed into small complexes with poor facilities, arrive either pregnant or with young children, whom they are allowed to raise there until the age of four.

 

 

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