Caged Birds

Posted in No Huddle by Michael Durr on August 13th, 2022

Nelson Mandela once said, “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”  Most people, even in today’s society, think of prisoners as lower than the ground they walk upon.  Prison abuse is as old as Greek and Roman times.  Heck, true prison reform didn’t start in the United States until the 1960’s.  But what about other countries?  In Caged Birds, we explore the Switzerland of the 1980’s and how one lawyer named Barbara Hug tried to change that very system.

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