Art project exposes the life of women in Bolivian prisons

Former UNODC Goodwill Ambassador and artist Alessandro Scotti talking to a woman at the Obrajes detention centre in Bolivia. Photo:Maiken Thonke (Courtesy:UNODC)

A new audio visual project to raise awareness about the situation of woman prisoners in Bolivia was launched recently, by the UN's office on drugs and crime (UNODC).

Titled "Obrajes", which is the name of a women's detention centre in Bolivia, the project exposes the grim realities of 12 imprisoned women.

Overcrowding, the severe cost of incarceration and inadequate prison conditions have resulted in the specific needs of women prisoners not being met.

Priyanka Shankar reports.

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