Africa: Juveniles in Prisons: prisons015

Prisoners line up in the remand section of the Pedemba Road Prison in Freetown, Sierra Leone, November 23, 2006.  Dozens of suspected juveniles are mixed with adult prisoners in prisons throughout Africa, but because of a lack of birth certificates, it is difficult for officials to ascertain who are juveniles, and who are adults.
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Prisoners line up in the remand section of the Pedemba Road Prison in Freetown, Sierra Leone, November 23, 2006. Dozens of suspected juveniles are mixed with adult prisoners in prisons throughout Africa, but because of a lack of birth certificates, it is difficult for officials to ascertain who are juveniles, and who are adults.