I can’t believe what I saw until I really got there. Before going, I can’t help being worried about inmates’ mood and our safety. However, I was shocked by what appeared in front of my eyes as soon as we entered the Angola prison region. Everything is so organized under the specific leadership. The performance, festival and even art business! It is not only a special prison. It is completely a new society!
People, although gifted or somewhat innocent due to being at a young age or some specific reasons, made mistakes and that happens nowadays in such a complex society. Neither taking away their rights without any forgiveness nor letting them go back to our society as if nothing had happened, they created a specific society for them to still communicate with our society, express the other side of their characteristics and realize their dreams and gifts. We can see an innovative leadership and operationalization behind everything. What an impressive trip we did!