A photo exhibition entitle "Parallel" was organized in the framework of the European Union and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Project "Support to Prison Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic". Its main aim was to increase public awareness about the Prison Service of the Kyrgyz Republic. Three photographers: Alessandro Scotti (Italy); Alimjan Zhorobaev (Kyrgyzstan) and Maxim Shubovich (Kyrgyzstan) presented their photo collections on everyday life in prisons. The photographers took more than 600 images. A joint commission composed of representatives from the Prison Service of the Kyrgyz Republic and project staff selected 158 images which were presented at the exhibition.

Photos by Alessandro Scotti