Currently there are 714,000 women in prison in the world. 7% of the global prison population – the total being 10 million prisoners. This may not seem like a significant or even important number in comparison. However, what if I tell you that in 2000 this number was 466,000: an increase of 53% over … More Women in Prison: Why are there more now than ever before?
Researching the conditions of Ecuadorian prisons in relationship to natural disasters for my previous blog article, I asked many of my friends and contacts here about their opinion of the prison system. It was then that I realized how widespread incarceration was: generally everyone I spoke to had a close relative or acquaintance in prison, … More Drug Laws and Overcrowding in Ecuador: The story of a young man called Robin
18:58 hours on the 16th of April 2016. An earthquake with the magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale hits the coast of Ecuador. For over 40 seconds, the earth shakes, trembles. People who lived it describe it as if the earth has turned into the sea, with giant waves that make you unable to … More Prisons During Natural Disasters: What to do and how to prepare?