These shocking pictures show the ‘inhumane’ conditions facing thousands of prisoners crammed together in an overcrowded jail in the Philippines.

Desperate inmates take it in turns to sleep on an open-air basketball court and a staircase in Quezon City Jail which is holding 4,000 despite being designed to house just 800.

Human rights activists have likened the scenes to Dante’s ‘Purgatory’.Philippine officials said today that the government would build new jails to address the crisis, made worse by President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war.
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