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Being imprisoned in Sierra Leone means almost certainly to be outcast from family and society. The motivation for juvenile offenders to continue studying whilst incarcerated and pass their Basic Examination Certificate before reaching the age of 18 is huge, as it increases their chances for release. And increases the chance of not being transferred to the adult prison. There are three correctional facilities for juveniles in Sierra Leone. There are two Remand Homes housing minors aged 15-18 years awaiting their court trial. One is in Bo and one is in Freetown. The Approved School in Freetown is a third facility for juveniles serving their sentences. It includes free schooling and workshops in carpentry and tailoring to prepare for life after release. The Remand Home for juvenile offenders in Freetown has a barred loggia behind which young delinquents mingle and hang around. There are around 38 juveniles here with the capacity of up to 50. The numbers change daily and are recorded with chalk on a blackboard hanging by the correctional office. They all have different stories to tell. But they have one thing in common â€“ a dream of a bright future outside.
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