Pleven Prison, Bulgaria
Hristo, 38 years old, at the gym in Pleven Prison.
Outside a small town called German, near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, is a rehab community for heroin addicts. Residents sign a contract undertaking not to take drugs, alcohol or tobacco. There are no doctors, nor any psychological treatment. The only way for them to overcome their addiction is by work in the surrounding farmland, and mutual support. Pleven Prison, in the north of the country, is a warm, clean place, where inmates have access to doctors and treatment. Nevertheless, drug dealing is common inside the prison walls, making it harder for those who are addicts to overcome their habit.