Women in a Romanian Prison Receive Cameras to Document Everyday Life

 - Jul 23, 2010   Updated: Jun 22 2011
References: punctum.ro & gizmodo
A Romanian prison for women recently gave out six digital cameras to prisoners so they could take snapshots of everyday life. The gallery above offers a sample of the images that followed.

According to some of the guards, the prisoners were initially frightened and bewildered by the cameras, but eventually got used to them. The Romanian prison looks frightening, but for some women, these cameras provided some much-needed entertainment.

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