Children being held at a juvenile detention centre in Malolos town, Bulacan province, gather for roll-call. Photo: AFP

‘Hellholes of subhuman conditions’: the Philippine youth detention centres that imprison children as young as eleven

  • Proponents of the government-run ‘Houses of Hope’ claim they are places of reformation and education
  • But watchdogs say they are little better than prisons for children – ‘schools of crime’ where abuses are rife
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Children being held at a juvenile detention centre in Malolos town, Bulacan province, gather for roll-call. Photo: AFP
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