When Ponnipa Chanpeng was 22, she turned to dealing drugs to support her family. Seventeen years later, she's still in prison for her crimes. But a vocational training program for female prisoners is giving her hope for the future.
Music producer Ian Brennan set up a small recording studio at the Zomba Maximum Security Prison in Malawi and had the male and female inmates sing their own songs. Many of the tunes tell their stories of prison life.
After 12 years in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, six former inmates are now residents of Uruguay. The country's president, José Mujica, hasn't just allowed them in, either — he's rolling out a red carpet for them.
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