While piracy might seem like a good job opportunity to a young Somali male, they're disliked by local communities for their use of violence, drugs, alcohol, and prostitutes. Pelton reports, "The inmates were eager to complain of many things. When one inmate complained of the heat, food, and crowded conditions, he said that his rights were being violated. I asked why he was in jail. 'Because I shot a man when I was drunk,' he replied, 'but I should not be subject to these conditions.'"
Above, a jailed pirate in Bosaso reportedly suffering from AIDs poses for a portrait.