Jail for Kids in Africa: A Photo Essay

This afternoon we started our juvenile justice project at the Naguru Remand Home (jail for kids) in Uganda.  This is a repeat of the juvenile justice project I did in Masindi a year ago, but with new cases and a different prison.  We will be working on these cases over the next three days.  Today, I thought I would start with a short photo essay as I had the opportunity to shoot this afternoon.

 

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Entrance to the Naguru Remand Home in Kampala.  Our team waits inside.

 

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I’m often asked what “remand home” means.  This photo captures it. 

 

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If you live at the remand home, you’ve got to work.  There’s a hierarchy among the kids and you’re voted to perform certain jobs, such as fetching water.

 

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The “dormitry,” as spelled on their wall.  There are two nearly identical wings for the boys.

 

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Even though you’re surrounded by 150 kids, remand can be a lonely experience.

 

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Jail for kids is still jail no matter what title you give it.

 

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Collaboration at work: Pepperdine students, faculty, and alumni; students from Uganda Christian University; and lawyers Uganda Christian Lawyers Fellowship.  "The Team" interviews children from the jail.

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