Interviews from the inside

OCCRP journalists conducted dozens of interviews with convicted criminals throughout Eastern Europe. The videos are an extension of the Jail Crunch visualization and provide a personal window into how crime works in the region. Every few weeks, OCCRP will release a new inmate interview shedding light on how common crimes work across Eastern Europe.


Smuggling, Hungary

Josef Lakatos, a Hungarian inmate, recounts his days among smuggling gangs and talks about why it is a dying trade.



All the interviews

Theft and Other Crimes, Armenia
Human Trafficking, Republic of Moldova
Murder, Bulgaria
Drug Trafficking, Lithuania
Human Trafficking, Republic of Moldova
Murder, Bulgaria
Human Trafficking, Romania
Drug Trafficking, Romania
Drug Trafficking, Romania