The first minutes inside the prison of pademba, are a fight against the thousands of acid smells that I feel. It smells like sickness and death. Thousands of hopeless faces tell me about their illnesses, and they ask me for some soap. “Something happens to all of us. We need soap, water and medicines, please” ... said ALFRED J. a prisoner .
This is Pademba. The jail of Freetown has capacity for 300 persons but almost 2.000 men live heaped and in subhuman conditions. In the heaped prison of Pademba, the biggest and unpopular of Freetown (Sierra Leone), 60 % of the convicts is infected of tuberculosis.
Some of them are orphan minors condemned for strolling around without course, any others spend years in Pademba waiting for a court.