Inmates sleep inside the Quezon City Jail in Manila, in this 2016 photo. Photo: AFP Inmates sleep inside the Quezon City Jail in Manila, in this 2016 photo. Photo: AFP
Inmates sleep inside the Quezon City Jail in Manila, in this 2016 photo. Photo: AFP

Asia’s next coronavirus flashpoint? Overcrowded, neglected prisons

  • Covid-19 is poised to cut a swathe through Asia’s cramped, underfunded prisons but the true extent of the crisis may never be known
  • There have been calls for inmates’ early release amid concerns about the impact of lockdown measures on their well-being and mental health

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Inmates sleep inside the Quezon City Jail in Manila, in this 2016 photo. Photo: AFP Inmates sleep inside the Quezon City Jail in Manila, in this 2016 photo. Photo: AFP
Inmates sleep inside the Quezon City Jail in Manila, in this 2016 photo. Photo: AFP
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