Nancy Polanco Najera stresses that her 4-year-old child, Alexis, has begun to make sense of it. “He’ll be sitting in front of the TV, the news, and they’ll discuss somebody who is being sent to Santa Martha jail. Also, he’ll say, ‘We live there!’ And he’ll ask, “For what reason do we live here?””
He’s start to understand that they are bolted up, that they live in Santa Martha Acatitla, a most extreme security jail on the edges of Mexico City.
“I arrived when I was 19,” she says, sitting in a shady spot on the porch. “I’ve basically experienced my entire youth, my entire life in jail, you know?”
There’s something incapacitating around 34-year-old Polanco — with her delicate stutter, bubble-gum pink lipstick and uncorrupt blasts. She was condemned to 40 years in jail alongside a few of her relatives, including her dad (who kicked the bucket some time prior, while in guardianship), for capturing. She asserts she’s blameless — that her dad was stirred up with a posse, and she wasn’t included. She says that when she was brought here “what I most needed was to bite the dust.”
From that point forward, Polanco has changed in accordance with jail life in some ways. Her mom and sister are in a similar jail with her. For the most part, she’s happy to associate with family — particularly her child. She and Alexis are indistinguishable; he’s a sweet, lethargic looked at, timid young man, yet he shouts happily as she pursues him around the play area.
She met Alexis’ dad in jail. She says the pregnancy was an upbeat astonishment — she was on anti-conception medication at the time. Before Alexis went along, she was so forlorn. Her child, she says, has improved her a man. She understands it might put on a show of being egotistical, bringing a young man into this, however.
“It sounds … it will sound exceptionally coldblooded,” she says. “Be that as it may, to have the capacity to breastfeed your tyke, to have the capacity to see life, to have the capacity to see life develop … it gives you an alternate arrangement of qualities.”
In Mexico, by law, kids conceived in jail can remain with their moms until the age of 3. The age top was as of late brought down from 6, yet it isn’t retroactive, so it doesn’t influence kids like Alexis, Santa Martha jail authorities say. Furthermore, there’s a push by a few, including Claudia Corichi García, the government agent for the territory of Zacatecas, to change the age back to 6.
As indicated by a study by the Mexican Human Rights Commission, there were 618 youngsters living in the slammer in Mexico in 2016. That is contrasted and 396 kids in authority in 2013. It’s a disturbing however obvious pattern, considering that the quantity of ladies going to jail for tranquilize related wrongdoings in Mexico has soar over the most recent couple of years.