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Shocking Photos Of Overcrowded Inmates Of Quezon City Jail In Manila, Philippines

Eye-opening images reveal the daily life inside Quezon City jail in Manila, the capital of the Philippines; where 3,800 inmates serve time behind the walls of a prison built for just 800Eye-opening images reveal the daily life of 3,800 inmates serving time behind the crowded walls of a notorious Philippines prison built for just 800.

Prisoners search for a corner of damp floor to squat against as they sleep, pick rusty nails and dead cockroaches out of their rations of food and suffer rashes and boils caused by the lack of ventilation and water.

Inside Quezon City jail in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, there is a relentless and constant battle for space, water, food in an unhygienic facility.

With 160 to 200 inmates crammed into a cell built for 20, men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets.

The prison was built six decades ago and houses prisoners whose cases are pending, according to the Inquirer.

The images show the men in their day-to-day life, from bathing themselves to cooking their food and exercising in close, cramped conditions.

Wearing their regulation yellow shirts, they also participate in group dancing contests, taking over the concrete basketball court and the walkway above.

One former inmate at the Quezon City jail returned to the prison after studying criminal justice at the Southern Illinois University in the United States.

There is a relentless and constant battle for space, water, food in an unhygienic facility. Prisoners attempt to keep fit inside the prison by working out in the gym (pictured) There is a relentless and constant battle for space, water, food in an unhygienic facility. Prisoners attempt to keep fit inside the prison by working out in the gym (pictured).One inmate gets his hair cut by another inmate inside the crowded Quezon City Jail as others watch on One inmate gets his hair cut by another inmate inside the crowded Quezon City Jail as others watch on.With their arms draped over the bars of their cell, a group of inmates keep a steady gaze on something happening out of sight With their arms draped over the bars of their cell, a group of inmates keep a steady gaze on something happening out of sight.Men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets (pictured) Men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets (pictured).Inmates settle in for the night on the steps of a ladder inside the Quezon City jail.  There is a relentless and constant battle for spaceInmates settle in for the night on the steps of a ladder inside the Quezon City jail.  There is a relentless and constant battle for space.One tattooed inmate washes his clothes (left) as another cooks his dinner behind him on a raised platform, while a third bathes himself with a yellow bucketOne tattooed inmate washes his clothes (left) as another cooks his dinner behind him on a raised platform, while a third bathes himself with a yellow bucket.There's no privacy behind these prison walls: An inmate is pictured cooking  his dinner as another prisoner takes a bathThere’s no privacy behind these prison walls: An inmate is pictured cooking his dinner as another prisoner takes a bath.Wearing their regulation yellow shirts, prisoners are pictured participate in group dancing contests, taking over the concrete space and the walkway aboveWearing their regulation yellow shirts, prisoners are pictured participate in group dancing contests, taking over the concrete space and the walkway above.It's skins vs shirts as inmates play basketball inside the Quezon City Jail in ManilaIt’s skins vs shirts as inmates play basketball inside the Quezon City Jail in Manila.Posing for a photo is former inmate, Raymund Narag, now a criminal justice at the Southern Illinois University in the United StatesPosing for a photo is former inmate, Raymund Narag, now a criminal justice at the Southern Illinois University in the United States.A prison guard locks a gate inside the Quezon City jail as the men camp down for the night on the floor of the overcrowded prisonA prison guard locks a gate inside the Quezon City jail as the men camp down for the night on the floor of the overcrowded prison.Men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blanketsMen take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets.Dressed in his regulation yellow shirt with Quezon City Jail stamped on the front,  an inmate watches on on other prisoners take part in a group dance contestDressed in his regulation yellow shirt with Quezon City Jail stamped on the front,  an inmate watches on on other prisoners take part in a group dance contest.Inmate Mario Dimaculangan looks at other detainees inside the Quezon City Jail iPictured in their regulation yellow shirts, inmates queue up to attend their trial at the Quezon City regional trial court Pictured in their regulation yellow shirts, inmates queue up to attend their trial at the Quezon City regional trial court.Inmates ride on a prison bus to attend their trial at the Quezon City regional trial court in ManilaInmates ride on a prison bus to attend their trial at the Quezon City regional trial court in Manila.

 

 

Culled From: DailyMail UK 

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