The country behind bars

The country behind bars

Organisation: El Tiempo (Colombia)

Publication Date: 04/10/2015

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The report shows human rights violations in colombian prisons due to overcrowding and serious problems on prison's conditions. This report is a result of an exhaustive work searching relevant data related to 138 colombian jails, data tabulation, data analysis, data crossing and reporting, searching stories into the dangerous colombian jails. This multimedia report evidences the dangers related to failure on resocialization's project for prisoners which consequences affect to prisoner population and also to colombian society. Prisons in Colombia are became the “University of evil”, where all the violence phenomenons that affect colombian society are reproduced. This report has been structured by chapters, the whole picture mixes: Texts, videos, infographics, data visualization and pictures.

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To develop this content, we used several Front End libraries such as JQuery, D3 and CartoDB, all of them together with data information saved in data bases and text files, in order to create interaction and visualizations of each bunch of data.​
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