A woman that is pregnant who failed to desire to be identified, waits for the gates to start to go to her boyfriend outside Alcacuz Federal Penitentiary. Image by Lianne Milton. Brazil, 2018.
It had been afternoon that is late and visiting hours at Alcacuz Federal Penitentiary had simply started to a conclusion. Cecilia* is at house whenever her phone began nonstop that is buzzing. It absolutely wasn’t her time to go to Junior*, her boyfriend of eight years. He had been time that is serving Alcacuz, the maximum-security jail in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte state.
The communications started initially to pour in. A rebellion had broken away in the prison that is overpopulated.
Cecilia knew a lot of women would be leaving the gates that Saturday in January 2017. They might be visiting their boyfriends, husbands and sons, held at certainly one of five pavilions at Alcacuz.
Site site Visitors enter the Alcacuz in 2018, not as much as a year following the riot. Image by Lianne Milton. Brazil, 2018.
Cecilia went to your front gates of Alcacuz, hoping to determine if Junior ended up being still alive. The jail had been a quick distance from her house—she could easily get here by foot in significantly less than two minutes—but by enough time she arrived, she had been away from breathing.