France, Bourgogne, the detention center of Joux-la Ville, the women’s section.
The shock of the sentence and the guilt in the face of the offense, every detainee has lived a long and painful process to accept having committed a crime and to understand the reasons that have brought them to prison. Five amongst them, imprisoned for long sentences, explain: the difficulty of everyday life in the company of so much suffering, the distress and solitude inside a cell, guilt towards their families, the sense of distance from the outside, the lack of affection, fear of leaving, future plans.
Each woman’s personal account tells the story of women imprisoned.
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