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Behind bars in Hong Kong

Correctional Services Department officers are seen through a gate at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre, a maximum security institution for detainees and judgement respited prisoners, in Hong Kong, China November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Correctional Services Department officers are seen through a gate at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre, a maximum security institution for detainees and judgement respited prisoners, in Hong Kong, China November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Correctional Services Department officers are seen through a gate at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre, a maximum security institution for detainees and judgement respited prisoners, in Hong Kong, China November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A prison cell is seen at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A prison cell is seen at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A prison cell is seen at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A Correctional Services Department officer on patrol at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A Correctional Services Department officer on patrol at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A Correctional Services Department officer on patrol at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Exercise shoes are prepared at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Exercise shoes are prepared at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Exercise shoes are prepared at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Birds fly past Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Birds fly past Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Birds fly past Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A Correctional Services Department officer stands in front of cells. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A Correctional Services Department officer stands in front of cells. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A Correctional Services Department officer stands in front of cells. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Detainees and judgement respited prisoners stand in an exercise yard. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Detainees and judgement respited prisoners stand in an exercise yard. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Detainees and judgement respited prisoners stand in an exercise yard. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Correctional Services Department officers stand at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Correctional Services Department officers stand at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Correctional Services Department officers stand at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Clothes are washed at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Clothes are washed at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Clothes are washed at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Detainees and judgement respited prisoners face backwards as journalists visit a kitchen at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Detainees and judgement respited prisoners face backwards as journalists visit a kitchen at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Detainees and judgement respited prisoners face backwards as journalists visit a kitchen at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A diet menu is displayed inside the kitchen of Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A diet menu is displayed inside the kitchen of Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A diet menu is displayed inside the kitchen of Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A Correctional Services Department officer holds a gate at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A Correctional Services Department officer holds a gate at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A Correctional Services Department officer holds a gate at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Correctional Services Department officers stand beside a poster from Office of the Ombudsman at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Correctional Services Department officers stand beside a poster from Office of the Ombudsman at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Correctional Services Department officers stand beside a poster from Office of the Ombudsman at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A Correctional Services Department officer on patrol at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A Correctional Services Department officer on patrol at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A Correctional Services Department officer on patrol at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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People walk behind a fence at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

People walk behind a fence at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

People walk behind a fence at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Correctional Services Department officers on patrol inside the special wards for drug tests and patients. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Correctional Services Department officers on patrol inside the special wards for drug tests and patients. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Correctional Services Department officers on patrol inside the special wards for drug tests and patients. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A notice sign is displayed at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A notice sign is displayed at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A notice sign is displayed at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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