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Rome Regina Coeli prison


The Rome Regina Coeli prison is filled with mystery and contradiction. The name, “Regina Coeli” is Latin for Queen of the Heavens. Here this infamous Italian prison is quietly nestled into the countryside, surrounded by an unconventional security wall of trees. The prison’s regal name and idyllic surroundings serve to conceal the disquieting realities of what transpires behind the walls of this Italian prison. The photographed is framed for depth, with three distinctive layers: the foreground row of trees, the prison building that dominates in the center, and the background spread of the city’s many buildings. In this perspective, the prison remains the focal point of the entire piece.