Francesca Volpi (b.1985) is a freelance Italian photographer based in Rome. Her primarily interested in underreported social and environmental issues, and she feels the need to communicate these stories through any suitable...
This project aims to document the reality within the juvenile prisons in the Eastern Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the youngest countries in the world: the median age is 18 years. That is the reason why i wish to explore the world of juvenile prisons. Most children detainees have not committed serious crimes. Many of them have not even committed any criminal offense and are being detained pending trial. Some children are in prison for discriminatory reasons such as religion, nationality, ethnic origin or political opinions.