France: indignity in prison
“I lost my mother on the 6th of May, 2017—the year I went back to Baumettes. I wasn’t allowed to attend her funeral.” Samy is 33 years old. Originally from Nantes, he is incarcerated at the Penitentiary Center of Marseille, initially for a narcotics offense. Today, he is alone in his cell—an old cell of just 9 square meters in building B of Baumettes. Those who have met him report: “He is very skinny and suffers from a collapsed lung.”
Unable to escape his daily life, he decides to tell his story.