At the detention center in Melun, France, about a hundred inmates work in printing and metallurgy workshops. They learn useful jobs for their release from prison. “Many of our customers are ministries,” says Alain Hochet, manufacturing manager of the printing press. He has been supervising inmates for sixteen years. “We have the Ministry of the Interior, Health, Justice …” The list of what is printed is surprising: records of police custody, shootings with black silhouettes,grounding of cars, paper work about the canteen for the prisoners and sealed tapes those who hang at the doors after the crimes, “like those seen...
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