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Source — British Journal of Photography

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Inside Croatia’s only prison for women : the anatomy of absence

Marina Paulenka’s The Other Home is an ode to Požega Penitentiary; Croatia’s only women’s prison. The Zagreb-based photographer discusses a project that seeks to question “the notions of freedom inside and outside supervisory institution’s architecture.”

Central Slavonia’s quiet Požega Valley is home to Croatia’s only correctional facility for women. Here, 130 convicts repay their debt to society for crimes of varying villainy; from year-long terms for drug possession or theft to life sentences for murder.

Marina Paulenka obtained special permission from the government to photograph the penitentiary, documenting this sensitive social issue over a period of 18 months.

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