Ruben [not his real name] was already an artist when he entered Kosh - a skilled silversmith, he has focused on perfecting his art and is now one of the facility’s most refined masters. He shapes statues and makes tasbihs.
“Before being jailed, I studied Law and Psychology, but I did not manage to finish either course,” he says. “When I started working, the time started to pass more quickly. I am left with no idle time, plus I make a profit. Also, the administration treats working prisoners differently”, says Ruben, who will be out of Kosh’s high walls in December.