Prisons (1/5)Djimé and the arrivals ward

Djimé always knew he would end up in prison. Now aged 29, he’s been free for one year, after spending half a life incarcerated. He recounts his experiences while Arnaud and Hervé, two prison guards, manage the new arrivals at Varennes-le-Grand penitentiary’s reception hall. This is a glimpse at what it’s like to take your first steps in the often-overcrowded French prison system.

This documentary series by Slash is part of The European Collection, a joint initiative of European public media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SRG SSR and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.


22 min


From 24/01/2023 to 24/04/2023


Documentaries and Reportage