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Detention facilities in the Philippines are amongst the most crowded in the world.
UNODC/Laura Gil

Less ‘sleeping like sardines’, as Philippines adopts Nelson Mandela Rules for jails

The conditions in detention facilities in the Philippines, which have been described as “inhumane” by one of the country’s Supreme Court Justices, are expected to improve dramatically as the Southeast Asian nation moves towards adopting rules which focus on the human rights and dignity of prisoners and recommend the minimum standard of treatment across detention facilities.

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