On guard: the Senegal jail teaching teenagers to use swords

Prisoners are photographed during the art of fencing learning session in Thies, Senegal September 17, 2019. .Picture taken September 17. 2019. REUTERS/. Zohra Bensemrs

THIES, Senegal (Reuters) – Teaching inmates how to handle swords may seem an unlikely approach to prison rehabilitation, but advocates believe the discipline it brings can help improve Senegal’s overloaded youth penal system. At Thies prison, the country’s second-largest, Adama and a handful of other young people move to the rhythm of their fencing coaches’ […]

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