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Jean Gaumy’s Investigation Into the French Penal System

Jean Gaumy captures the reality of the French penal system with his 1983 work 'Les Incarcérés'

Jean Gaumy

Jean Gaumy Prison walking courts. Caen, France. 1976. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Search of a convict before daily walk. 1976. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Transit lock chamber between the walking courts and the cells. 1976. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy "Bonne Nouvelle" prison. Walking court. Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. 1979. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Cell-door grating: the old system for serving meals and delivering mail to convicts. Rouen Prison, Seine-Maritime, France. Prison. 1979. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Sports training of prisoners in the walking court. 1976. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Mass in the chapel. The prisoners are isolated in individual compartments. 1976. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos