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The Stories of Women in Prison for Drug Related Crimes

This photographic series is about women imprisoned at the TANIVET female penitentiary for drug offenses in Oaxaca, Mexico and documents the human cost of current drug policies and the specific conditions by which these laws disproportionately impact women and their families. Most of these women live in poverty, have few economic opportunities, low levels of education, and are single mothers. They are primarily convicted for possessing, selling or transporting small amounts of drugs. Read the full report here:


On assignment for The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Equis Justicia para las Mujeres.

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