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Female Prison Guards | by Robert Thrasher
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Female Prison Guards

A female prison guard watches over a file of inmates in the yard of a prison camp in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. This is because in female prisons there are only female prison guards; this is something I didn't know. I guess it makes sense though. It was probably such a surprise to me because I don't think of many women going to prison. Possibly because less than fifty years ago when women would disobey or act defiantly their parents would just send them to the nut house. If they acted out they were thought to have a mental disorder treatable through shock therapy. I wonder if anything like that went down at The Ridges. This is quite a role change for women; a very recent one too.

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Taken on November 13, 2008