ZIMBABWE: Caring for the Captive
Tearfund partner Prison Fellowship Zimbabwe (PFZ) is transforming lives by offering support to prisoners in Zimbabwe’s toughest jails. Now a new project is releasing hope into the lives of a special group of people in prison – mothers and children.
For children in Chikurubi Maximum Prison, life is grim. Days are spent in hard labour under the sun, or if their mothers are sentenced to solitary confinement, in a small, dark, dirty cell. Family acceptance for children born to women prisoners is rare. Children born into prisons often pay for the crimes of their mothers.