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Women prisons in the Philippines 2016 - 2018

Since the end of June 2016, the new President Rodrigo Duterte has started a war on drugs, involving all the parties from consumers to dealers. This issue has been a key point of his campaign, vowing to stamp out the problem within six months with the killing of 100,000 drug-related criminals. Since June 2016 more than 12,000 filipinos have been killed by the Police and self-proclaimed groups of vigilantes, and the wave of killings shows no sign of subsiding. For fear of being executed, many people are turning themselves in to the Police, and also mass arrests have been done by the Police during the whole mandate. Prisons are heavily overcrowded, so as happens in security cells in Police stations, where often a high number of prisoners is clumped in a few square meters. Individual cells now hold up to twice or even three times their capacity, forcing prisoners to sleep virtually piled up on one another. This work in particular is focused on the conditions of female prisons in the Philippines. I have visited the two major female prisons in the country.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
A woman in the prison yard during recreation hours.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
A woman in the prison yard during recreation hours.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Olongapo 14/11/2016_ Female security jail of the central police station. Of the
twelve women inside the cell, seven were cases of women suspected of drug related
crimes.
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Olongapo 14/11/2016_ Female security jail of the central police station. Of the
twelve women inside the cell, seven were cases of women suspected of drug related
crimes.
Tanauan City, Batangas 24/09/2016_ Women prisoners sitting inside the city
jail cells. The Tanauan prison houses four male and female cells, exclusively for
drug-related crimes. Each cell accommodates from fifty to sixty people. Cells are
equipped with a television and two fans. Beds are not enough for all the prisoners
and part of them sleep on the floor. Overcrowding of all the country's prisons is a
consequence of the war on drugs. Thousands of people have turned themselves in
for fear of extra-judicial executions.
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Tanauan City, Batangas 24/09/2016_ Women prisoners sitting inside the city
jail cells. The Tanauan prison houses four male and female cells, exclusively for
drug-related crimes. Each cell accommodates from fifty to sixty people. Cells are
equipped with a television and two fans. Beds are not enough for all the prisoners
and part of them sleep on the floor. Overcrowding of all the country's prisons is a
consequence of the war on drugs. Thousands of people have turned themselves in
for fear of extra-judicial executions.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
An elderly woman during the daytime, when the inmates are free to leave the dormitories.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
An elderly woman during the daytime, when the inmates are free to leave the dormitories.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Women lined up during the detainee count inside the dorms.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Women lined up during the detainee count inside the dorms.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, the recreational rooms are used for the purpose.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, the recreational rooms are used for the purpose.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, even the corridors are used for the purpose. 
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, even the corridors are used for the purpose.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, any available space is used for the purpose.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, any available space is used for the purpose.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Some detainees during the washing of prison clothes.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%. 
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Some detainees during the washing of prison clothes.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
CaptionWriter:
Photojurnalist
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation activities, some inmates sew clothing and accessories for sale. As the prison is congested, not all inmates, albeit suitable, are selected for the rehabilitation program.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation activities, some inmates sew clothing and accessories for sale. As the prison is congested, not all inmates, albeit suitable, are selected for the rehabilitation program.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Room used as a âhair salonâ, where the inmates help each other. The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Room used as a âhair salonâ, where the inmates help each other. The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation activities, some inmates create paper products for sale. As the prison is congested, not all inmates, albeit suitable, are selected for the rehabilitation program.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation activities, some inmates create paper products for sale. As the prison is congested, not all inmates, albeit suitable, are selected for the rehabilitation program.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Detained new mothers with their children a few months old, inside the infirmary room. Mothers can keep their children with them in prison up to two years, after which they will be given in custody to relatives or, if not present, to different social institutions.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Detained new mothers with their children a few months old, inside the infirmary room. Mothers can keep their children with them in prison up to two years, after which they will be given in custody to relatives or, if not present, to different social institutions.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Minimum security section: the prison is in fact divided into three dormitories (minimum, medium and maximum security).
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Minimum security section: the prison is in fact divided into three dormitories (minimum, medium and maximum security).
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Muslim inmates pray in the prayer hall.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Muslim inmates pray in the prayer hall.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
A group of women praying inside a dormitory.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
A group of women praying inside a dormitory.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
An inmate in her bed with her belongings.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
An inmate in her bed with her belongings.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
A woman sleeps in the afternoon hours. At night, however, the beds must be shared.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
A woman sleeps in the afternoon hours. At night, however, the beds must be shared.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Koronadal 18/11/2016_ South Cotabato Provincial Jail, the women's section of
the prison: interior of a cell that is home to about thirty prisoners. The women share
the same beds and they use hammocks to avoid sleeping on the floor. About half of
the eighty prisoners are accused of drug-related crimes. The prison guards said the
number of prisoners has doubled since the beginning of the war on drugs of
President Duterte.
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Koronadal 18/11/2016_ South Cotabato Provincial Jail, the women's section of
the prison: interior of a cell that is home to about thirty prisoners. The women share
the same beds and they use hammocks to avoid sleeping on the floor. About half of
the eighty prisoners are accused of drug-related crimes. The prison guards said the
number of prisoners has doubled since the beginning of the war on drugs of
President Duterte.
Koronadal 18/11/2016_ South Cotabato Provincial Jail, the women's section of
the prison. Clothes hung out to dry in the prison yard. About
half of the eighty prisoners are accused of drug-related crimes. The spaces of the dorms are not large enough to accommodate all the inmates: a temporary dormitory
in metal sheet and wood was built inside the courtyard, to host about forty of them.
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Koronadal 18/11/2016_ South Cotabato Provincial Jail, the women's section of
the prison. Clothes hung out to dry in the prison yard. About
half of the eighty prisoners are accused of drug-related crimes. The spaces of the dorms are not large enough to accommodate all the inmates: a temporary dormitory
in metal sheet and wood was built inside the courtyard, to host about forty of them.
Koronadal 18/11/2016_ South Cotabato Provincial Jail, the women's section of
the prison. Detainees gathered in the courtyard during the afternoon counts. About
half of the eighty prisoners are accused of drug-related crimes. The spaces of the dorms are not large enough to accommodate all the inmates: a temporary dormitory
in metal sheet and wood was built inside the courtyard, to host about forty of them.
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Koronadal 18/11/2016_ South Cotabato Provincial Jail, the women's section of
the prison. Detainees gathered in the courtyard during the afternoon counts. About
half of the eighty prisoners are accused of drug-related crimes. The spaces of the dorms are not large enough to accommodate all the inmates: a temporary dormitory
in metal sheet and wood was built inside the courtyard, to host about forty of them.
Santa Cruz 28/09/2016_Prison of Santa Cruz: women prisoners are searched one by one during a search inside the prison. The aim of the operation was to find
illegal objects and drugs within the institute. The prison has 6 cells and is home to a
total of 345 prisoners, including 34 women. During the operation only some prohibited items were found, including razor blades, shaving razors, matches and
lighters - no dose of drugs or dangerous objects.
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Santa Cruz 28/09/2016_Prison of Santa Cruz: women prisoners are searched one by one during a search inside the prison. The aim of the operation was to find
illegal objects and drugs within the institute. The prison has 6 cells and is home to a
total of 345 prisoners, including 34 women. During the operation only some prohibited items were found, including razor blades, shaving razors, matches and
lighters - no dose of drugs or dangerous objects.
Santa Cruz 28/09/2016_Prison of Santa Cruz: women prisoners are searched one by one during a search inside the prison. The aim of the operation was to find
illegal objects and drugs within the institute. The prison has 6 cells and is home to a
total of 345 prisoners, including 34 women. During the operation only some prohibited items were found, including razor blades, shaving razors, matches and
lighters - no dose of drugs or dangerous objects.
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Santa Cruz 28/09/2016_Prison of Santa Cruz: women prisoners are searched one by one during a search inside the prison. The aim of the operation was to find
illegal objects and drugs within the institute. The prison has 6 cells and is home to a
total of 345 prisoners, including 34 women. During the operation only some prohibited items were found, including razor blades, shaving razors, matches and
lighters - no dose of drugs or dangerous objects.
Santa Cruz 28/09/2016_Prison of Santa Cruz: a search inside the prison. The aim of the operation was to find illegal objects and drugs within the institute. The prison has 6 cells and is home to a total of 345 prisoners, including 34 women. During the operation only some prohibited items were found, including razor blades, shaving razors, matches and lighters - no dose of drugs or dangerous objects.
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Santa Cruz 28/09/2016_Prison of Santa Cruz: a search inside the prison. The aim of the operation was to find illegal objects and drugs within the institute. The prison has 6 cells and is home to a total of 345 prisoners, including 34 women. During the operation only some prohibited items were found, including razor blades, shaving razors, matches and lighters - no dose of drugs or dangerous objects.
Tanauan City, Batangas 24/09/2016_ Women prisoners sitting inside the city
jail cells. The Tanauan prison houses four male and female cells, exclusively for
drug-related crimes. Each cell accommodates from fifty to sixty people. Cells are
equipped with a television and two fans. Beds are not enough for all the prisoners
and part of them sleep on the floor. Overcrowding of all the country's prisons is a
consequence of the war on drugs. Thousands of people have turned themselves in
for fear of extra-judicial executions.
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Tanauan City, Batangas 24/09/2016_ Women prisoners sitting inside the city
jail cells. The Tanauan prison houses four male and female cells, exclusively for
drug-related crimes. Each cell accommodates from fifty to sixty people. Cells are
equipped with a television and two fans. Beds are not enough for all the prisoners
and part of them sleep on the floor. Overcrowding of all the country's prisons is a
consequence of the war on drugs. Thousands of people have turned themselves in
for fear of extra-judicial executions.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
View of the new section of the prison.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
View of the new section of the prison.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Three women outside the dormitory. During the daytime the inmates are free to leave the dormitories.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Three women outside the dormitory. During the daytime the inmates are free to leave the dormitories.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation, a woman works on some artifacts in her bed.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation, a woman works on some artifacts in her bed.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation, some women work on some artifacts outdoors.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation, some women work on some artifacts outdoors.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation, some women work on some artifacts outdoors.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
As part of the rehabilitation, some women work on some artifacts outdoors.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
In a room used for teaching, a woman gives lessons in Arabic to Muslim prisoners.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
In a room used for teaching, a woman gives lessons in Arabic to Muslim prisoners.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
In a room used for teaching, a woman gives lessons in Arabic to Muslim prisoners.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
In a room used for teaching, a woman gives lessons in Arabic to Muslim prisoners.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Physical activity early in the morning.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Physical activity early in the morning.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
A group of inmates, in the afternoon hours, play volleyball in the yard of the prison.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
A group of inmates, in the afternoon hours, play volleyball in the yard of the prison.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
During the daytime, inmates are free to engage in various activities, such as small artifacts.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
During the daytime, inmates are free to engage in various activities, such as small artifacts.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Exterior of the prison during the early hours of the morning, when physical activities are carried out.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Exterior of the prison during the early hours of the morning, when physical activities are carried out.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
One inmate dyes another's hair outside the dormitory.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
One inmate dyes another's hair outside the dormitory.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Some detainees during the washing of prison clothes.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Some detainees during the washing of prison clothes.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Uniforms of prisoners hung out to dry.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Uniforms of prisoners hung out to dry.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
A woman prepares the meal for a section of the prison.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
A woman prepares the meal for a section of the prison.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Inmates in line during the meal distribution.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Inmates in line during the meal distribution.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
A woman prepares the meal for a section of the prison.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
A woman prepares the meal for a section of the prison.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Section of the prison dedicated to elderly women.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Section of the prison dedicated to elderly women.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
An elderly woman gathers her personal belongings to be moved to another dorm because of lack of space: she will then have to share her bed with another inmate.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
An elderly woman gathers her personal belongings to be moved to another dorm because of lack of space: she will then have to share her bed with another inmate.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
An inmate in her bed with her belongings.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
An inmate in her bed with her belongings.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
The beds in the dorms are not enough to accommodate all the inmates, who are then forced to sleep two by bed and on the floor.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
The beds in the dorms are not enough to accommodate all the inmates, who are then forced to sleep two by bed and on the floor.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Women prisons in the Philippines 2016 - 2018
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, any available space is used for the purpose.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, any available space is used for the purpose.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, any available space is used for the purpose. 
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Given the overcrowding of the prison, dorm rooms are not enough to accommodate all inmates. Therefore, any available space is used for the purpose.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Prisoners talk to each other inside the maximum security dormitory.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Prisoners talk to each other inside the maximum security dormitory.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Women coming out of the dorms following the call for evening count of the detainees.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila - Correctional Institution for Women
Women coming out of the dorms following the call for evening count of the detainees.
The prison, designed for 1500 inmates, instead hosts about 3200. More than half of them are held for drug cases. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Young prisoner inside the maximum security dormitory.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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Davao City - Davao Penal Colony / Correctional Institution for Women
Young prisoner inside the maximum security dormitory.
The prison, designed for 200 inmates, instead hosts about 1300. Since the beginning of the war on drugs promoted by President Duterte, the number of prisoners has increased by 60%.
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