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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
Inmates sleep on the steps of a ladder inside the Quezon City jail at night in Manila in this picture taken on July 21, 2016. (Photo by Noel Celis/AFP Photo)

Inmates sleep on the steps of a ladder inside the Quezon City jail at night in Manila in this picture taken on July 21, 2016. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in a relentless contest for space. Men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets. (Photo by Noel Celis/AFP Photo)
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06 Aug 2016 13:24:00
A view of one of the dioramas contained inside iron boxes as part of the “S.A.C.R.E.D” installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei during a media preview at the cathedral in Cuenca, Spain, July 21, 2016. (Photo by Susana Vera/Reuters)

A view of one of the dioramas contained inside iron boxes as part of the “S.A.C.R.E.D” installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei during a media preview at the cathedral in Cuenca, Spain, July 21, 2016. Ai Weiwei has reproduced scenes of his incarceration for a new art installation, a series of almost life-size dioramas – encased in steel boxes – showing his life in jail. (Photo by Susana Vera/Reuters)
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26 Jul 2016 10:25:00