I just stumbled upon this fascinating slide show by Rusty Young, author of ‘Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America’s Strangest Jail‘.
Also read ‘The Plight of Children of Prisoners Abroad‘ from the Prison Fellowship blog.
On the day Ron Nikkel, President of Prison Fellowship International, and I visited San Pedro prison, right in the middle of that throng of hungry prisoners coming up with their bowls was a little girl. She couldn’t have been any more than three years old. Working her way up to the big pot just like she was one of the crowd, she held out her bowl. Hot and full, the bowl shook a bit in her tiny hands as she took just a few steps away from the line, and then, unable to go any further, set it down on the ground. My mind snapped a mental picture of that moment, one I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life, of a little girl in prison, and her bowl of food for the day. . . .