Aubrey Wade: Grassroots Justice: Sierra Leone

When the police came looking for his son, Abu Morgan told the truth: after stealing money from a relative, the boy had fled. Then Abu Morgan found himself locked up in a jail cell, caught up in Sierra Leone’s rickety justice system.  Luckily, a community-based paralegal from Timap for Justice, a local legal empowerment group, adopted Abu Morgan’s case.  Watch what happened next.

Photography by Aubrey Wade. Video by Bremen Donovan. Commissioned by Open Society Foundation.