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A tattoo of a weapon covers the arm of a female inmate waiting to compete in the annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Thursday, November 23, 2017. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)

A tattoo of a weapon covers the arm of a female inmate waiting to compete in the annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Thursday, November 23, 2017. Jail authorities say they organize the annual contest to encourage self-esteem, fight idleness and promote integration among women prisoners. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)
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25 Nov 2017 07:57:00
Convicts showcase creations during a fashion show at female penal colony No 10 in the village of Gornoye, Primorye Territory, Russia on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Yuri Smityuk/TASS)

Convicts showcase creations during a fashion show at female penal colony No 10 in the village of Gornoye, Primorye Territory, Russia on June 7, 2017. Prisoners of the colony sew clothes at a garment factory and every year they celebrate Day of Light Industry by presenting the clothes they made. (Photo by Yuri Smityuk/TASS)
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15 Jun 2017 08:37:00
A prison officer frisking prisoners during the “rub-down” at Strangeways Prison in Manchester, UK on November 1948. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Shot by Bert Hardy, the black and white images show prisoners carrying out remedial tasks such as untying knots in post office string and sewing mail bags. Other intriguing shots show lags doing their daily one hour outdoor exercise, being frisked for contraband items by officers during a routine “rub down” and serving evening meals. Strangeways was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and cost £170,000 ($207,910) to build. The prison, famed for its prominent ventilation tower and imposing design, has become a local landmark. Here: A prison officer frisking prisoners during the “rub-down” at Strangeways Prison in Manchester, UK on November 1948. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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08 Mar 2017 00:01:00
Miss Langata Prison 2016 Ruth Kamande poses for a photograph as female inmates participate in a fashion parade as part of their Valentine's Day celebration, dubbed “love behind bars” inside the Langata Women Maximum Security Prison in Kenya's capital Nairobi, February 14, 2017. (Photo by Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Miss Langata Prison 2016 Ruth Kamande poses for a photograph as female inmates participate in a fashion parade as part of their Valentine's Day celebration, dubbed “love behind bars” inside the Langata Women Maximum Security Prison in Kenya's capital Nairobi, February 14, 2017. (Photo by Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)
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16 Feb 2017 00:03:00
In this January 6, 2017 photo, transgender inmates get a security check from female officers before entering their cell at Pattaya Remand Prison in Pattaya, Chonburi province, Thailand. (Photo by Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo)

In this January 6, 2017 photo, transgender inmates get a security check from female officers before entering their cell at Pattaya Remand Prison in Pattaya, Chonburi province, Thailand. The prison separates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prisoners from other inmates, a little-known policy despite being in place nationwide since 1993, according to the Department of Corrections. (Photo by Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo)
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30 Jan 2017 10:01:00
An inmate covers his head as he passes the time inside Quezon City Jail in Manila, Philippines October 19, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

An inmate covers his head as he passes the time inside Quezon City Jail in Manila, Philippines October 19, 2016. Nearly 2,300 drug users and dealers have been killed in police operations or by suspected vigilantes since Duterte took office on June 30, according to the Philippines police. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)
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09 Nov 2016 06:35:00
A kid from Sichuan provice smokes at an assistance center February 23, 2005 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. (Photo by Cancan Chu/Getty Images)

A kid from Sichuan provice smokes at an assistance center February 23, 2005 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. The kids, ranging in age from 7 to 16, are temporary residents of the center, one of the institutions established by China's departments of civil affairs to help and administer beggars, vagrants and juvenile delinquents, after rescission of China's compulsory detainment and relocation system. (Photo by Cancan Chu/Getty Images)
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24 Aug 2016 11:24:00
A woman in a wedding gown walks to a mass wedding ceremony, held 17 male inmates, in the Carcel Villa Hermosa prison in Cali, Colombia, August 19, 2016. (Photo by Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)

A woman in a wedding gown walks to a mass wedding ceremony, held 17 male inmates, in the Carcel Villa Hermosa prison in Cali, Colombia, August 19, 2016. (Photo by Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)
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22 Aug 2016 12:27:00