Philippines prisoners hone skills with knives

One of Manila's most notorious jails is preparing inmates to return to the work force.

    Prisons in the Philippines are known for cooking up unusual rehabilitation programmes. And one of Manila's most notorious jails is allowing inmates to handle cleavers and knives.

    Based on a reality show, it is meant to hone inmates’ skills, keep them productive, and prepare them to return to the work force.

    Marga Ortigas reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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