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.
Entrance to the Naguru Remand Home in Kampala. Our team waits inside.
I’m often asked what “remand home” means. This photo captures it.
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.
The “dormitry,” as spelled on their wall. There are two nearly identical wings for the boys.
Even though you’re surrounded by 150 kids, remand can be a lonely experience.
Jail for kids is still jail no matter what title you give it.
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.