On Palawan, the penitentiary is not far from Puerto Princesa, but can be reached only if you hire a trycicle. This is a peculiar prison, with no walls and fences. Inmates here work the fields for their own food, and make handicraft. Families can visit and it looks more like a workers village, until you start asking people why they are there: my guide was serving 16 years for drugs, and he wasn't very happy that his term was almost over. Many of them have no better place to go.

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