Love knows no bounds: a former prisoner’s story

Happy Phiri and his wife Pearlma Buthelezi hold a photo of their first date. Phiri wasn’t sure his wife would wait for him while he served his prison sentence. Photo: Jay Caboz

Happy Phiri and his wife Pearlma Buthelezi hold a photo of their first date. Phiri wasn’t sure his wife would wait for him while he served his prison sentence. Photo: Jay Caboz

Wits Justice Project intern Hazel Meda interviewed  former prisoner Happy Phiri and his wife about how they maintained their relationship while he was incarcerated.

Listen to their story.

Read more about the couple and about how difficult it is for South African prisoners to keep in touch with their family members. (You will also find out how Phiri is moving forward in his life, with his wife’s support).

Watch”Love is a verdict”, a short documentary which gives Russian perspectives on loving an inmate.

 

 

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