grew up as the only daughter of a rich plantation
owner in the old South.
After her parents accidential deaths, her aunt claimed that Katie,
through her mother, had 1/10 negro blood in her veins.
the aunt and her husband couldnīt provide any written evidence
for their assertion, it resulted in the aunt and her husband
inherited the plantation instead of Katie.
They were, after all, kind enough to keep Katie, her former
pale white skin now heavely tanned by the sun, on the estate
as one of their slaves, instead of selling her.
"Hey! - You
nr. 312. Get your fat arse in the air again and continue
working! The landowner is not paying us for looking at your
When Sandra, 42, after discovering her husbands affair with his
asked for a divorce and demanded to get the custody of the children,
she hadnīt realized, which powerfull friends he had.
last wish, before she was lead to the rope, was not a tasty meal
with expensive wine. No! - She knew, she wouldnīt be
able to eat it, with the few rotten teeth she had left. Instead she asked for nail polish and a
lipstick. She would
try to look like a woman again for a last time.
It had been her first trip as a stewardess on the international
air services. A passenger asked the pretty and helpful young
woman to carry a heavy bag for him. When the customs officers
stopped her, he was nowhere to be seen.
Five years she spend in chains in the damp and dark concrete cell
under the police station, resisting daily beatings, humiliations and
hunger, before she finally confessed.
- You have a good case, but you have to pay more now, if you want me
to carry on! "
43 year old Ellen Jameson listen in despair
to her lawyer, as he again demands more money. She is broke.
Durring the last two years, she has used all she had got or could
loan on lawyer bills.
Her arrest had to begine with only been a misunderstanding. In
connection with she wanted to purchase a holiday apartment, the
seller suddenly wanted more money, than they had agreed on.
She refused to pay. He called the police, and then a lot of
things happened. Now she is facing a very long prison term for
fraud in this foreign
While been lead
back to the prison, after having hugged her parents and little sister
goodby, trying to comfort them, telling them it was not so bad in
prison, Henrietta canīt
hold her tears back anymore.
After having waited 3 years in fear and despair in a dark,
overcrowded and faul prison cell, her case had finally been
brought before the court. Forced to plead guilty to avoid a
death sentence, she was convicted to spend the rest of her life in
It had been a terrible mistake. While the family had been standing
in line at the checking-in at the airport, on their way home from a
sunny holiday trip 3 years ago, a young woman had accidently
bumped into Henrietta, apologized and walked away. When
Henrietta reached for her passport in her handbag, she discovered a
small plastic bag with some white powder, and took it up, trying to
see what is was. A police man on guard saw her with it, and
she was immediately arrested.
"Come on, get
Julie feels it degrading, as she goes to work, panty and bra less
under the stiff uniform, on the first day after her conviction to 20
years of hard labour.
Only three weeks ago she felt on the top of the world. She had
gone to Descaza to join a beauty contest, and to her big surprise,
she had won! But her life as a beauty queen hadnīt lasted
long. Two hours later the police arrived and "found"
a bag containing some white powder in her room. She was immediately
disqualified from the contest, and the girl friend of a important local
became the new beauty queen instead.
When Mr. and Mrs. Sjogren
flew home to sweden after their vacation, it was with out their grown-up daughter
Karin. For the next many years they would only be allowed to
see her half an hour once a year, and only if they can afford the
long trip, the hotel bills and the bribes to the prison officers for
letting them see her.
Being a little of a nerd, she still in the age of 30 lived at
home with her parents, while studying at the university, and had
never had a real boy friend. This made her an easy victim,
when a handsome young man addressed her at the hotel bar. It
didnīt take long to persuade her to bring a parcel with her home to
Sweden. It was a birthday present to someone he knew there, he
"Have you missed me
baby? Ahh! - I know you have!
Donīt worry! Ahmet here will take very good care of you all
Stiff of lack of exercise and weak of hunger, Susanne follows him to
his office. She knows what awaits her. She has lived through
it every time Ahmet has had the night watch for the past 3 years.
All the guards has their favourite girl, which they fetch from the
basement cells at night to fill up time, on the otherwise boring
night watches. First Ahmet
will "warm her up" slapping her hard for about half an
hour with the
thick leader strap, and then?
It feels like an eternity since Susanne together with her girlfriend
Heather, were stopped by the local police, as they on a holiday trip
drove through the small remote Turkish town in a rented car. Heather was now
one of the other guards favourites.
on - Give us a smile miss. Halloway!
-What went through your mind, when you heard the judge give you no
less than 45 years in prison?
-What do your colleagues in the news agency say?
-Did they know, you were useing drugs?"
Vivi Halloway, a 28 year old journalist, now finds herself on the
other side of the camera lenses, after the police found a package
which they said contained cocaine, in her hotel room.
Somehow she knew, it was her own fault. She had been warned
against asking questions, which did not please the government in
this foreign country.
The newspaper, in which she was employed, had done nothing to help her.
"Come Linda -
Please donīt cry! We couldnīt have expected anything
else. As long as we have each other, everything
will be allright ! "
44 year old Susan Hamilton tries to comfort her friend, 43 year old
Linda Rawlings, while they wait for the transport back to prison.
After serving 25 years of a life sentence in a foul South Asian
prison, for trying to smoke marihuana on the beach on a holiday
trip, when they were teenagers,
they have been in court, to have their cases reviewed.
As in fare the most of these cases, it only took the judging committee five
minutes, to turn down the two Australian womenīs petition for mercy.
Untill only a
month ago Renate from Germany had felt herself on the top of the
world. Now she feel sick and dirty after spending another
night as the only woman in the overcrowded holding cell under the
police station. At last she will recieve her sentence today.
She has been told it will be life imprisonment, but now she will be
transfered to a womans prison. If that will be any better !
The 23 year old very
beautiful blond, had been chosen to participate in a world tour with
a fashion show.
Arriving to Descaza she accidently took a wrong suitcase from
the baggage conveyer belt, instead of her own. Some customs officers
accosted her and demanded to see, what it contained. They
quickly found a bag with some powder in it.
They didnīt believe her, when she crying tried to explain, that it
for your husband and miss Jameson!
You must be very grateful, they are willing to offer some of their
time visiting you, Jane!"
Jane fears for, what is going to happen next. What have they
thought up this time? She only knows it is going to inflict
her pain and degradation.
had married him two years ago. Young and naive she had been
very much in love. Too late she had relized, that he only had
married her for her money. He had a corrupt doctor as a friend,
which he paid to declare her for incurable mentally sick, and had
her locked up in a mental hospital.
Now and then her dear husband and his mistress, that bimbo to Susy
Jameson, pays her a visit. Then they amuse themselvs by paying
the wardress to inflict punishments on her, while they watch.
"What do you
say? You can have her for 10$ an hour, and you may do with
her, all what you like!"
For some years ago I joined a group of development aids workers.
While we were staying for some days in a small remote town, a
police officer suddently came and offered us this girl. We
were surprised and at first we didnīt know what to say. After
we had commed to our sences again, we of course said no thanks, and
with a grunt the officer turned about, gave the girl a hard jerk
with the rope, and walked back to the police station pulling her after
Our landlord told us afterwards, the local police had about a dozen
foreign women from Europe locked up in the basement cells under the
police station. He also told us it was bad, we had not rented
her. Now she would be punished very hard, because we had
whore - You suck me tonight!"
Lisa feels somehow honoured, that she still after 15 years as a hard
labor convict, with her hair cropped short, and with her battered
face and body, can arouse a man.
People who now sees Lisa Hamilton, can hardly imagine that the lifer
with the toughened and hard appearance, once in high school, besides
receiving very good grads, had been elected to be the prettiest girl
of the year three years in a row.
The third time was only a few weeks before Lisa together with a new
boyfriend, she had met at the graduation party, went to Descaza on a
sommer holiday to relax and have some fun, before she should begine
at the university. At the airport on the way home he
asked, if she could carry one of his bags.
When the customs officers
stopped her, her boyfriend was nowhere to be seen
She was a pampered
She thought, becouse she was rich, she could do anything she liked.
She still has red
nails, but it will be many years before she will be allowed nail polish
all day been bussy digging up potatos.
It all happened on her first day as a teacher at the school. One of the boys from the upper grades, pinched her hard in her
bottom. As a reflex she slapped his cheek. She should
never have done that. It was the mayorīs son.
She has been on the chain gang for six months now, and the mayor
will see to, she stays there!
Jane wanted to
spend her summer vacation from the university as an aid worker in
the third world.
One day a group of soldiers simply seized her in the street, and
drove her to a stone quarry, where she was fettered and put to work.
outside the prison camp ever heard from her again.
Sweaty and smelly,
after another long day in the fields, Simone, Claire and Evelyn
walks back to the prison huts for the night.
Simone was an exchange student from France. To see the country
she leased a car and drove a trip down through the Southern States.
In a small town she got arrested for speeding. Instead of
giving her a fine, the sheriff send her to a prison farm not telling
her for how long.
Simone has now been working as nr. 516 for five months.
Evelyn, nr. 196, has told her, she is from New York, and she also
got arrested by the same sheriff for speeding. It was now five
Two new forced
labors freshly arrived and dressed in their future clothes.
There will be no fancy dresses or make up for them in the next many
Another long hot
day is soon over, but for young Susan there will be little
rest. A long night as the only white woman in the over crowded
prison huts awaits.
"I am sorry,
your appeal was rejected mrs. Limestone. Donīt worry
about my fee. Your ex-husband has paid me."
"If you work
very hard, you maybe will be released in 30 to 40 years!"
When 31 year old Sally Greenwood two months ago flew to Shanghai to
take over as the companyīs first female branch manager in China,
they forgot to tell her about the ongoing investigations for tax
At the trial the prosecutor and the companyīs lawyers, made her
take all the blame, even there were no evidence
in her guilt.
Tina believed there
was a birthday present in the small package, her boy friend gave her.
He had told her not to open it, before her 19īth birthday, which
was two days after they should have returned home from their holiday
trip to Thailand.
To the airport police he claimed, he had never seen her before, and
he was released time enough to catch the plane home.
after been in custody for 14 months, Tina is finally taken before a
She is lucky if
she gets off with life imprisonment
Young Shilpa, an
Indian university student arrested during an unauthorized
demostration in Amritsar and condemned to hard labour.
efforts of her wealthy relatives, she has to serve like the other
women convict: barefoot and heavily shackled.