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Philippines : Prisons and rehab overcrowding

In the Philippines, the war on drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte has led to nearly 6,000 deaths, including an estimated 2,051 killed during police operations. Along with these, the number of inmates in prisons, in police detention cells or being held in rehabilitation centres is also on the rise. The space inside prisons is not adequate to receive such an influx of people and has led to severe overcrowding. Individual cells now hold up to twice or even three times their capacity, forcing prisoners to sleep virtually piled up on one another. Read full article

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