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Harrowing photos show overcrowded and disease-ridden Filipino jails as Britain’s ‘mob boss’ faces death in prison

THESE chilling photos show the overcrowded and disease-ridden prison in the Philippines where a British mafia boss is being held.

Darren Wall, 44, was arrested with his wife Khanary Jane Abejo, 23, at a New York nightclub manila in March for is said to have drawn a gun.

Darren Wall was arrested along with his wife, Khanary Jane Abejo

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Darren Wall was arrested along with his wife, Khanary Jane AbejoPhoto credit: ViralPress
Mug shot of Darren Wall in the Philippines

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Mug shot of Darren Wall in the PhilippinesPhoto credit: ViralPress
Inmates look out of their cell at Quezon City Jail in Manila

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Inmates look out of their cell at Quezon City Jail in ManilaPhoto credit: Getty Images
Inmates sleep on the floor of an open basketball court in the overcrowded prison

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Inmates sleep on the floor of an open basketball court in the overcrowded prisonPhoto credit: Getty Images
The derelict prison was built for only 800 but now houses 3,800 inmates

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The derelict prison was built for only 800 but now houses 3,800 inmatesPhoto credit: Getty Images
Prisoners crowd into every available space to rest in their crowded cage

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Prisoners crowd into every available space to rest in their crowded cagePhoto credit: Getty Images

He was reportedly found with six grams of cocaine along with a 9mm Beretta handgun – but Wall denies any wrongdoing and claims the gun is not his.

Police say the East Londoner was the leader of a brutal gang operating in the capital’s notorious red-light district and want him to serve 18 years behind bars without parole on alleged drug deals and extortion rackets.

Wall is about to die in Quezon City’s prison, which has nearly five times the capacity that inmates are left to stew in their own filth.

The prison in the Philippine capital was built for just 800 but now has 3,800 inmates.

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Lags sleep in shifts on stairs, a basketball court floor, and hammocks made from old blankets at the six-decade-old jail.

Inmates can be seen washing themselves in the same water they clean their clothes in, right next to where they cook in the overcrowded prison.

But some joy manages to break through the dirt and cramped quarters as they compete in group dance competitions in their yellow uniforms on the cracked open-air basketball court.

The prison houses prisoners awaiting trial, and a former inmate has returned after studying criminal law United States of America.

Raymund Narag says he was falsely accused of murder when he was 20 and spent seven years in a cell with 30 other men that was built for just five.

During his time behind bars, Raymund subsisted on a diet of dried fish, which he claims put him on the brink of starvation.

Now a criminal justice doctor who has studied at Michigan State University, Dr. Narag is now an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University.

He returned to his former cage to study how Philippine prisons can be reformed.

Of his life behind bars, he said, “I have seen firsthand the complexity of running an overcrowded, underfunded and understaffed prison facility.”

dr Narang said the food was not only inadequate, but detainees could often find rusty nails and cockroaches making it inedible.

It is also served at irregular intervals at odd times of the day, making it impossible for them to develop a sense of routine to cope with the misery.

Inmates play basketball at Quezon City Jail in a rare moment of joy

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Inmates play basketball at Quezon City Jail in a rare moment of joyPhoto credit: Getty Images
A prisoner lifts weights at a gym in Manilla prison

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A prisoner lifts weights at a gym in Manilla prisonPhoto credit: Getty Images
An inmate gets a haircut at the prison, which houses 3,800 men

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An inmate gets a haircut at the prison, which houses 3,800 menPhoto credit: Getty Images

The horrible conditions can cause serious health problems for the lags, which can lead to nasty rashes and boils on their skin.

Some of the men are said to have even suffered strokes from sleeping crouched.

dr Narag said, “Inmates are vulnerable to contagious diseases due to the poor living conditions in their cells.

“They sleep in overcrowded, poorly ventilated cells. The supply of drinking water is very limited. The food rations have insufficient nutritional content. Sick and healthy inmates are grouped in the same cells.”

“Each month at the Quezon City Jail, about two to five inmates die from disease.”

The crushing boredom and lack of sleep also cause inmates to develop depression and other mental illnesses.

dr Narag said his seven years in hell in Quezon City made him decide to speak out about the horrors he experienced behind bars.

He recorded his experiences over time in a book entitled Freedom and Death in the City Jail.

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In it he describes the deplorable conditions and details the prevalence of bribery, corruption and torture that plague the prison system.

He says officers have been known to force prisoners to hang from bars like bats for hours, suffocating them with plastic and even electrocuting and pouring hot candle wax on inmates’ genitals.

Raymund Narag, a former inmate of Quezon City Jail, returned to research how to improve the justice system in the Philippines

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Raymund Narag, a former inmate of Quezon City Jail, returned to research how to improve the justice system in the PhilippinesPhoto credit: Getty Images
An inmate cooks his dinner while other inmates take a bath and wash their clothes

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An inmate cooks his dinner while other inmates take a bath and wash their clothesPhoto credit: Getty Images
Detainees due to appear in court for their trial are rounded up before being taken to the courthouse

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Detainees due to appear in court for their trial are rounded up before being taken to the courthousePhoto credit: Getty Images
The inmates rest in their dormitories in the prison

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The inmates rest in their dormitories in the prisonPhoto credit: Getty Images
Lags sleep in shifts on stairs, a basketball court floor, and hammocks made from old blankets at the six-decade-old jail

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Lags sleep in shifts on stairs, a basketball court floor, and hammocks made from old blankets at the six-decade-old jailPhoto credit: Getty Images
A lag lies in a hammock made from an old blanket, desperate for personal space

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A lag lies in a hammock made from an old blanket, desperate for personal spacePhoto credit: Getty Images
dr Narag spent seven years in prison after being accused of a murder he did not commit

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dr Narag spent seven years in prison after being accused of a murder he did not commitPhoto credit: Getty Images

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Bobby Allyn

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