Prisoners watch TV in their dorm-like cell block, MILE 2 prison, Gambia ©Jason Florio Exclusive images, inside the notorious
Mile2 Prison, The Gambia, West Africa – Ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, referred to it as ‘my 5 -star hotel‘.
The exercise yard come laundry space, MILE 2 prison – image © Helen Jones-Florio
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Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – in the exercise yard of the Remand Wing – image
Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – a prisoner looks out from his cell in the maximum security block– image ©Helen Jones-Florio.
‘ work in progress – portraits by Jason Florio. Victims of Torture, Abuse, and Dissent‘
From 1994 -2017 Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia, West Africa as his own fiefdom, crushing dissent, and opposition with brutality. With Jammeh’s ouster and flight into exile, hundreds of Gambians now feel safe to come forward and speak freely about the crimes committed against them by his regime. This is a work in progress…
Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – prisoners in the main exercise yard of the prison – image ©Helen Jones-Florio.
Watch the trailer for: ‘
We Never Gave Up – ‘ made for Stories of courage in Gambia Amnesty International. The documentary tells the stories of human rights defenders fighting against former-President Jammeh’s oppressive state.
Watch “We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia” – trailer for Amnesty International
Ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, with his ever-present security force ©Jason Florio
From 1994 -2017 Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia, West Africa as his own fiefdom, crushing dissent, and opposition with brutality. With Jammeh’s ouster and flight into exile, hundreds of Gambians now feel safe to come forward and speak freely about the crimes committed against them by his regime.
This portrait series is a work in progress…
Jugana Susso, was arrested and detained during a peaceful demonstration by President Jammeh’s feared security services ©Jason Florio.
Read/see more images on Jason Florio’s
blog and website.
“We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia” watch the documentary trailer Image © Helen Jones-Florio (inside Mile2 prison)
Habib Touray – environmental activist, the Gambia. Portrait ©Jason Florio
Touray was jailed for protesting during the . Yahya Jammeh regime. An environmental activist, he was pulled from his house by President Jammeh’s henchman and jailed for protesting against illegal sand mining, run by Jammeh’s brother, that was having a devastating environmental impact and also destroying ladies vegetable gardens in Habib’s village Jason Florio. See more of Florio’s portraits from
“I really hope that these pictures will break down the barriers, and get people to see them as human beings… they are not a threat, they have the same hopes and aspirations as all of us… “ Jason Florio
migrant crisis has receded from the public eye but continues to evolve. A veteran photojournalist, Jason Florio, offers us a wider lens on the topic, connecting the Mediterranean to the western reaches of Africa. LensCulture.
Refugees rescue in the Aegean Sea
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