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Iwahig Penal Farm, near Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, Philippines, is unique as it operates more like a colony than a prison. Established during American colonization in 1904, the facility allows inmates to live a comparatively freer life, with minimal confinement. They tend to farms, learn skills, and create handicrafts for livelihood. The open-air arrangement is aimed at rehabilitation and reform rather than mere punishment, drawing interest for its unconventional approach to incarceration. Visitors can tour the farm and purchase handicrafts, directly contributing to the inmates' income and supporting their reformation.
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