THESE chilling photos show the overcrowded and disease-ridden prison in the Philippines where a British mafia boss is being held.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18175425/brit-mob-boss-faces-dying-in-philippines-prison/ Harrowing photos show overcrowded and disease-ridden Filipino jails as Britain’s ‘mob boss’ faces death in prison