Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga held a gay engagement ceremony in Malawi, got charged with “unnatural acts and gross indecency,” and received a maximum sentence of 14-years in prison with hard labor. Even the U.S. government — and that Madonna person — are outraged. And while you might think that means getting “3 hots and a cot”, lifting weights, and busting rocks on the chain gang, it’s unimaginably worse. Over-crowding, hatchets, malnutrition, scabies, and sleeping next to dead people are just some of what await the unhappy couple.
But so not to depress you into a horrified stupor, we’ll end with some good news about the couple as well as things you can do to help.