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The majority of the prisoners are doing time for drug trafficking, robbery or homicide, but their babies are innocent.|
However, for many of them, the prison ends up being on their birth certificate, acting as a reminder of the life they were born into which, in most cases, follows them throughout their lives.
Photographer Carolina Camps shot a selection of women and the children they raised in prison for an eye-opening look at this difficult way of life.
She captured Sandra Valdez with her eight-month-old daughter Nicole at the Unidad prison in Los Hornos, near La Plata in 2007, and revisited the family late last year, in the slum on the outskirts of Buenos Aires where they live now.
Comfort: Sandra Valdez, with her eight-month-old daughter Nicole, looks through bars at the Unidad (Unit) 33 prison in Los Hornos, near La Plata October 13, 2007. For many of the women, their children are their only 'possessions'