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Behind the door

Handicap International wants to highlight the negative impact of incarceration on prisoners’ mental health.

But what’s behind the door?

Open

The organization operates a project in Togo to improve the status of prisoners, both in prison and when they return to their families.

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Just the other side… all the pictures were taken in Lome, Kara and Dapaong – Togo –

A life behind closed doors

Prison of Kara – Togo –

What to do?

In this assignment, no possibility to take pictures where we could recognize any prisoners without signed authorization…

Gardening

But at least we can see the environment where they live, work…

Football

… play…

Believe

… pray…

Believe

… pray…

Kill the time

… play more…

A life after...

Re-entering society is no easy task…

There are a number of factors which determine the likelihood of successful rehabilitation. How prisoners develop psychologically during their detention is key.

Learn new skills...

work and make some money

Hope

Parlor visit

A long road

Many prisoners feel rejected by society once they are released.

A long road

Trusting ex-prisoners to turn their lives around by supporting them with income generating activities can help.

A new life

Income Generating Activities, a new opportunity in life with the support of Handicap International.

Behind the door

Prison and Mental Health

Project carried out in Togo (civil prisons in Lomé, Kara and Dapaong)

Handicap International operates a project in Togo to improve the status of prisoners, both in prison and when they return to their families. They highlight the negative impact of incarceration on prisoners’ mental health in order to put forward solutions to encourage greater consideration, protect and re-integrate people in the society.

On Assignment for Handicap International