Intimate Room by Cosmin Bumbut
About the project:
Once Romania joined the European Union, in 2007, the whole prison system went through major revamp and the biggest reform was to introduce the right to private visits. This means that a prisoner who is married or in a relationship has the right to receive, every three months, a two-hour private visit which takes place in a separate room inside the prison compound. Plus, if a prisoner gets married in detention he or she can spend 48 hours with the spouse in the special room and is allowed visits once a month in the first year of marriage. I started photographing the "private rooms" in 2008 and until now I photographed private rooms inside all Romanian penitentiaries (35 penitentiaries).
Image Caption: Intimate Room by Cosmin Bumbut