Ghetto Dreamers


With the new Penal Code, Ecuador government implemented a maximum security penal system. The sentences hardening specially with the drugs micro-traffic which is a determinate of increase in the jail population. In 2015 it was under 4376 prisoners, actually it´s 9087 prisoners only for this crime. Usually rehabilitation centers are in remote areas, far away of the cities. For their families this is a strong force to not go to the visits, they don’t have enough time and money to solve it. That reduce the contact and get worse the relationship between prisoners and families. This strict system with an unfavorable economic conditions and extremes isolation politics as: deny enter of letters or pictures, restrict calls and visits, extreme revision methods to enter. All of this have been created a difficult and weak environment for families and prisoners who wouldn´t have a rehabilitation and social reinsertion.