03/07/2012 11:50 am ET

In Afghanistan, Children Behind Bars

The happy blue arch proclaims that the institution is the "Open Rehabilitation Juvenile Center, Kabul."

But there is nothing that is "open" and very little that is rehabilitating in what is actually a prison for teenagers.

In a room containing three sets of bunk beds, we find Nadia, who looks barely out of puberty. She says she thinks she is around 15. The slight young girl is trying to nurse her 11-month-old daughter, Fatima, whose little feet kick impatiently in "Hello Kitty" socks.

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