Exclusive images, inside the notorious Mile2 Prison, The Gambia, West Africa – Ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, referred to it as ‘my 5-star hotel‘.
All images © Jason Florio & ©Helen Jones-Florio – for more images/footage, and licensing, please email Helen (dot) Jones (at) floriophoto (dot) com
Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – the exercise yard of the Remand Wing – image ©Jason Florio.
Related: ‘Victims of Torture, Abuse, and Dissent‘ work in progress – portraits by 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 is a work in progress…
Watch the trailer for: ‘We Never Gave Up – Stories of courage in Gambia‘ made for Amnesty International. The documentary tells the stories of human rights defenders fighting against former-President Jammeh’s oppressive state.