Strangers Offered Me Drugs in Manila, and I Ended Up in a Cramped Jail For a Week

The first-person story on a man's brief but horrifying experience in the Philippines' criminal justice system.



When we got back to the precinct, I was assigned to a new cell. It was more crowded: about 60 people shared a 20-something square meter room. It was so tight that when it was time to sleep at night, bodies overlapped on the floor like a jigsaw puzzle. But I was treated well here.

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