WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
4 Jan 2011 | News

The Human Face of Drug Laws and Prisons in Latin America

WOLA and TNI have filmed a series of testimonies of persons telling their stories of how they fell into the illegal drug business and their experiences in prison. These videos feature people who have spent years in prison enduring harsh sentences that are disproportionate to the crimes they committed. The videos are part of a TNI/WOLA study investigating the prison systems of eight countries in Latin America. The people in the videos are featured because they represent the rarely revealed human side of the war on drugs. These personal stories illustrate the unjust impact of current drug laws.