December 2013 I visited a women“s prison in Tirana .
I noticed how important their bed is to them.
These beds are the only refuges they have, places where they can set up a kind of home .
6 to 8 women share a small room, but can move freely within the prison walls .
They are afraid of freedom.
Most have murdered their husbands, because they were mistreated by them.
But still, they do miss them.
Their children have no permission to visit them often.
When talking with these women you do not have the feeling of talking to murderers.
They don’t seem to be different than the many other women I have met in the villages .
But, unlike the others , they could not live with that violence and misery anymore. It is their desperation that has brought them into prison.