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They spoke to dozens of jailed extremists, and here's what they learned

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:00 AM

The Philippines confines terrorists on trial away from other types of crime suspects. Filipino and Australian researchers say this approach might only intensify the inmates' extremism.

WATCH: Lullabies in prison

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:01 PM

An Iloilo-based filmmaker and teacher gives us a glimpse into the lives of women imprisoned at the Iloilo City Jail

Explaining the PNP secret detention cell

May 01, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is my first time after doing research in this area for the past 22 years to have heard of such secret medieval age type of cells

No more room in Cebu prison of dancing inmates

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The current population is at 3 008 more than double capacity of only 1 500 inmates

NO ROOM. The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) practice for a dance video last January 2016. Screengrab from Youtube

Philippine crime war packs decaying jails

Jul 30, 2016 - 4:51 PM

As police wage an unprecedented war on crime detainees appear doomed for lengthy stints in an underfunded and overwhelmed penal system

OVERCROWDED. Inmates rest in their sleeping quarters inside the Quezon City jail at night in Manila in this picture taken on July 18, 2016. Noel Celis/AFP

Overcrowding in PH prisons: Is tech the solution?

Apr 23, 2016 - 7:51 PM

For administrators wanting to solve the problems facing jails in the Philippines getting consistent and accurate information can often take months

Image courtesy of Raymund Amonoy

Decongest prisons to stop inmate criminality, VIP lifestyle – De Lima

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:39 PM

The 2014 raids on the national penitentiary yielded illegal drugs firearms and other banned items in the lavishly decorated cells of convicted drug lords

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Drug lords, murderers, and high living in Bilibid

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Philippine officials see for themselves the lavish and gaudy abodes of 19 inmates in the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison

Prison reform: The only unity we need

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Much as I hate to say it I think Senator Bong Revilla has a right to complain about jail conditions

Kumander Ligaya: Digging a tunnel for freedom

Mar 28, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Maning Dimatulac vividly remembers how he and several other political prisoners dug the tunnel at Fort Bonifacio