The women’s prison in Juba is situated in the heart of the city, interestingly enough opposite to that of the men’s.
Roughly 60 women are held there. Some waiting for judgement, others serving sentences and even some are awaiting execution without the knowledge of when their last day may come.
They live together in a courtyard. However there are a small number of red cells for the mentally ill and those who have been convicted of murder. These individuals are also in chains.
Some of these women have their children with them until the age of eleven and most often grow up with the children of the guards.