Africa: Juveniles in Prisons: prisons028

Prisoners linger in the halls of one of the sections 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 linger in the halls of one of the sections 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.