Tuol Sleng

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 2001:   The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh was a former high school, converted into the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979. Tuol Sleng appropriately means “Hill of the Poisonous Trees” and was just one of at least 150 execution […]

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Prison

One of New Zealand’s oldest prison’s has finally closed its doors- after well over a century of use. It’s current status is deemed earthquake prone and too expensive to maintain. Now decommissioned, it’s listed as a category 1 historic building and land-banked for Treaty of Waitangi settlements…

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In Gaol

Mount Crawford Prison, Wellington, NZ, Nov 2012:  Mount Crawford (or Wellington prison) was closed in mid November 2012 after 85 years of operation.  The jail on Miramar Peninsula was built by prisoners themselves in 1927, using concrete blocks made with sand from Wellington’s South Coast. The weekend after the closure, the Department of Corrections opened […]

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