16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Three Generations of Punishment

North Korea law specifies ‘three generations of punishment’. If you commit a crime, your chil¬dren and grandchildren will also receive the full brunt of punishment, which often involves a lifetime in prison. Children born in prison are raised as prisoners because their “blood is guilty”. Instituted in 1950, this law was supposed to eliminate the blood linage of counter revolutionary North Koreans after the war.

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Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: North Korea
Copyright: © Nathalie Montagu Daoust