Photo dyptich of Abdul Sesay. Left: 14 year old Abdul Sesay sits in his cell at Pademba maximum security prison in August 2010. He was accused of having a portable radio that belonged to another man. The man beat him which caused subsequent breathing problems for Abdul. He was arrested and remained at the police station for eight days before being sentenced and sent to jail. Abdul was released in October 2010 after a journalist paid 320,000 leones (EUR 60, or a prison official's wages for two months) distributed between the bail, the prosecutor and the money for the granter. Right: Abdul in January 2012. 16 year old Abdul attends school. Though studying in classes with students much younger than him, he is determined to get his life back on track and lives at a rehabilitaiton centre for young people. The charity Free Minor Africa is helping him to reintegrate into society.
[The second part of this photographic project was made possible with funds which Fernando Moleres received from the Tim Hetherington Grant in 2012]