How do the women prisoners in Arizona
• How women prisoners working in Arizona
The scene is able to conjure up associations with the slave past the southern US states - several dozen prisoners in prison striped uniforms work on the road under the scorching sun, their feet shackled, and faces glisten with sweat. But the action takes place in modern America. To be more precise - in Phoenix, and all the prisoners in question - women.
The concept of "chain gang" means a group of prisoners in the old days only Negroes who, in addition to the shackles, chained together, and do the hard work.
The use of such labor in the United States is in the past - America officially abandoned it in 1955. Yet, in the province of Maricopa in Arizona, which includes Phoenix, he resumed this practice in 1995, and today operates in the state is the only such group kandalnikov-workers throughout the country. It is noteworthy that belong to this group of women only.
Surprisingly, women are willing to perform such hard work - in order to somehow diversify the monotonous life in prison.
The majority of women are in prison for minor offenses - driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, violation of conditions of parole. It is noteworthy that most of them do not even contain mostly prison building, and the so-called "tent city" - the camp of military tents, which is located near the prison Maricopa County "Maricopa County's Estrella Jail". This tent city established in order to reduce the burden on overcrowded cellblock.
Themselves women called "chain girls." As a rule, they wake up at six o'clock in the morning, and a prison officer takes them to today's work place.
The women go to the place of work.
prison labor may be in different places, doing different jobs at the same time, different levels of complexity. For example, pick up garbage in one of the local parks, leading him to order ...
... or to root out the weeds along the mountain road in the hot sun ...
... or even help bury the poor at the local cemetery.
Women take part in the funeral in a cemetery for the poor.
Although the air temperature in summer in Phoenix often rises to 110 degrees Fahrenheit (about 43 degrees Celsius), all women perform their duties with a truly astonishing zeal and alacrity.
Women during stifle not only the leg irons, but also the overall chain.
One of the prisoners, Julia Harper (pictured center), the picture was taken early in the morning in the Maricopa County Jail "Maricopa County's Estrella Jail" in Phoenix, Arizona.
During the line, which is held every morning before women would be taken to work, the picture was taken early in the morning in the Maricopa County Jail "Maricopa County's Estrella Jail" in Phoenix, Arizona.
Women prisoners Alma Madrigeyl (pictured left) and Jennifer Thomas (on the right side of photo) to help Lisa MakKorvi tuck the sleeves before you start.
The women are going before sending them to the workplace.
Cameras women prisoners in Maricopa County "Maricopa County's Estrella Jail" in Phoenix, Arizona.
Any work is not a burden - because it means the ability to at least a few hours not be in prison and at liberty, says Mickey Haas, who is serving a prison sentence for driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. She echoed her friend Honey Simmons concluded, adding: "It will be something to tell friends and family later when find yourself at liberty hardly anyone would believe that we were indeed in the group-kandalnikov workers.".