Reference : V-P-PG-E-00143
Date : 04/03/2016
Country/Region : PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Caption : Buka Island, Bougainville, Bekut correctional institution. ICRC family visit in detention program. A detainee with his daughters.
Photographer : WAITES, James Daniel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : An ICRC employee relates: "This man was sitting on the grass and he had these little girls playing around him. I thought there were only two of them. I asked if I could take his picture with his family and he rounded up his girls. It turned out they were triplets. He put them on his shoulders. Then he told me they’d been born shortly after he started serving a 40-year sentence.
Many prisoners’ families can’t afford to travel to the facility so we have a program where we bring them there for free. We had about 30 families gathered together in this field outside the compound, spending time together for the first time in months. You see all kinds of reactions: tears, smiles and everything in between."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour