Reference : V-P-RW-E-00178
Date : 22/07/2014
Country/Region : RWANDA
Caption : Ginsenyi, Rubavu prison. A man weaves baskets. Many inmates learn handicrafts like basket-weaving to help pass the time and to earn a little money.
Photographer : COHEN, Nadia Shira
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Inmates are given 10 per cent of the sales proceeds, while the rest of the money is invested back into the prison to cover general costs and expenses. Rubavu prison, situated in the hills of Gisenyi, houses almost 4,000 male prisoners. The ICRC has been working with the facility since it opened in 2011, helping to develop environmentally sustainable wastewater systems, produce biogas for cooking and collect rainwater for daily use. Delegates also provide general support for the prisoners. Rubavu prison has a unique internal arrangement, whereby inmates take on various roles to maintain a functioning community. Some work as cooks or security officers within the prison, while others are granted special privileges to work outside the facility, for example in agriculture.

ICRC website, photo gallery, 28.09.2014
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour