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<p>A view of the front of Santiago One jail in Santiago, Chile July 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado</p>

A view of the front of Santiago One jail in Santiago, Chile July 6, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

A view of the front of Santiago One jail in Santiago, Chile July 6, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>An Israeli prison guard stands by a window as Palestinians prisoners wait in line before their release from Ofer prison outside the West Bank city of Ramallah December 15, 2008.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

An Israeli prison guard stands by a window as Palestinians prisoners wait in line before their release from Ofer prison outside the West Bank city of Ramallah December 15, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli prison guard stands by a window as Palestinians prisoners wait in line before their release from Ofer prison outside the West Bank city of Ramallah December 15, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A Palestinian inmate sits in his prison cell in the West Bank town of Jericho March 10, 2008.  REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A Palestinian inmate sits in his prison cell in the West Bank town of Jericho March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A Palestinian inmate sits in his prison cell in the West Bank town of Jericho March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A Chinese female prisoner practices dance steps in a prison in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, March 29, 2005. REUTERS/China Newsphoto </p>

A Chinese female prisoner practices dance steps in a prison in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, March 29, 2005. REUTERS/China Newsphoto

A Chinese female prisoner practices dance steps in a prison in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, March 29, 2005. REUTERS/China Newsphoto

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<p>Prisoners place their hands on a wall as they are brought to jail by Orange County sheriff's deputies in Fullerton, California, June 23, 2009.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Prisoners place their hands on a wall as they are brought to jail by Orange County sheriff's deputies in Fullerton, California, June 23, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Prisoners place their hands on a wall as they are brought to jail by Orange County sheriff's deputies in Fullerton, California, June 23, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Bosnian prisoners joke with each other behind the bars of the country's biggest prison in Zenica October 29, 2008.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Bosnian prisoners joke with each other behind the bars of the country's biggest prison in Zenica October 29, 2008. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Bosnian prisoners joke with each other behind the bars of the country's biggest prison in Zenica October 29, 2008. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Afghan inmates play volleyball at the Kabul's Pul-i-Charkhi prison during a media visit organized by Afghanistan's Sports Persuasive Foundation (ASPF) March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Afghan inmates play volleyball at the Kabul's Pul-i-Charkhi prison during a media visit organized by Afghanistan's Sports Persuasive Foundation (ASPF) March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Afghan inmates play volleyball at the Kabul's Pul-i-Charkhi prison during a media visit organized by Afghanistan's Sports Persuasive Foundation (ASPF) March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Afghan inmates attend a martial art class at Kabul's Pul-i-Charkhi prison during a media visit organized by Afghanistan's Sports Persuasive Foundation (ASPF) March 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

Afghan inmates attend a martial art class at Kabul's Pul-i-Charkhi prison during a media visit organized by Afghanistan's Sports Persuasive Foundation (ASPF) March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Afghan inmates attend a martial art class at Kabul's Pul-i-Charkhi prison during a media visit organized by Afghanistan's Sports Persuasive Foundation (ASPF) March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>An inmate receives a bowl of rice for lunch at a compulsory drug rehabilitation center in Changzhi, Shanxi province June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

An inmate receives a bowl of rice for lunch at a compulsory drug rehabilitation center in Changzhi, Shanxi province June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

An inmate receives a bowl of rice for lunch at a compulsory drug rehabilitation center in Changzhi, Shanxi province June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>More than 1500 inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance in celebration of a religious festival in Cebu City central Philippines January 18, 2008.  REUTERS/Victor Kintanar </p>

More than 1500 inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance in celebration of a religious festival in Cebu City central Philippines January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Victor Kintanar

More than 1500 inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance in celebration of a religious festival in Cebu City central Philippines January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Victor Kintanar

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<p>An inmate wearing a teddy bear costume waits from behind bars before a performance during Father's Day celebrations in Sarita Colonia prison in Lima, June 19, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil </p>

An inmate wearing a teddy bear costume waits from behind bars before a performance during Father's Day celebrations in Sarita Colonia prison in Lima, June 19, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

An inmate wearing a teddy bear costume waits from behind bars before a performance during Father's Day celebrations in Sarita Colonia prison in Lima, June 19, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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<p>Inmates of a prison camp for women perform during a "Lady Spring 2010" beauty contest in Selo Gornoye, some 160 km (99 miles) north of the far eastern city of Vladivostok March 4, 2010.     REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev </p>

Inmates of a prison camp for women perform during a "Lady Spring 2010" beauty contest in Selo Gornoye, some 160 km (99 miles) north of the far eastern city of Vladivostok March 4, 2010. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

Inmates of a prison camp for women perform during a "Lady Spring 2010" beauty contest in Selo Gornoye, some 160 km (99 miles) north of the far eastern city of Vladivostok March 4, 2010. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

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<p>Thai prisoner Teerayuth Wanaprasit warms-up during a training session at Bangkok's Thonburi prison January 14, 2009.   REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom  </p>

Thai prisoner Teerayuth Wanaprasit warms-up during a training session at Bangkok's Thonburi prison January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai prisoner Teerayuth Wanaprasit warms-up during a training session at Bangkok's Thonburi prison January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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<p>A Filipino prisoner receives a haircut inside a national penitentiary in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, August 30, 2006.  REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

A Filipino prisoner receives a haircut inside a national penitentiary in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, August 30, 2006. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A Filipino prisoner receives a haircut inside a national penitentiary in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, August 30, 2006. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Fachruddin kisses his son from behind bars at a jail while awaiting trial in Jakarta March 21, 2007. Fachruddin says he has not seen his son for three months. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

Fachruddin kisses his son from behind bars at a jail while awaiting trial in Jakarta March 21, 2007. Fachruddin says he has not seen his son for three months. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Fachruddin kisses his son from behind bars at a jail while awaiting trial in Jakarta March 21, 2007. Fachruddin says he has not seen his son for three months. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>An inmate holds the hands of his partner in the visitor's room of a Tuberculosis prison hospital in the Siberian city of Tomsk some 3500 km (2175 miles) east of Moscow June 4, 2008. REUTERS/Thomas Peter </p>

An inmate holds the hands of his partner in the visitor's room of a Tuberculosis prison hospital in the Siberian city of Tomsk some 3500 km (2175 miles) east of Moscow June 4, 2008. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An inmate holds the hands of his partner in the visitor's room of a Tuberculosis prison hospital in the Siberian city of Tomsk some 3500 km (2175 miles) east of Moscow June 4, 2008. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>Prisoners attend a cult meeting presided over by Evangelical pastor Marcos Pereira da Silva, at the 52nd Police Station jail in Nova Iguacu, near Rio de Janeiro, October 29, 2009.  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes </p>

Prisoners attend a cult meeting presided over by Evangelical pastor Marcos Pereira da Silva, at the 52nd Police Station jail in Nova Iguacu, near Rio de Janeiro, October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Prisoners attend a cult meeting presided over by Evangelical pastor Marcos Pereira da Silva, at the 52nd Police Station jail in Nova Iguacu, near Rio de Janeiro, October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>A Palestinian inmate holds Muslim prayer beads in a prison in the West Bank city of Nablus February 11, 2008. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A Palestinian inmate holds Muslim prayer beads in a prison in the West Bank city of Nablus February 11, 2008. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A Palestinian inmate holds Muslim prayer beads in a prison in the West Bank city of Nablus February 11, 2008. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>Inmates participate in a computer workshop in Al-Mwaqqar Rehabilitation and Correctional Center near Amman November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji  </p>

Inmates participate in a computer workshop in Al-Mwaqqar Rehabilitation and Correctional Center near Amman November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Inmates participate in a computer workshop in Al-Mwaqqar Rehabilitation and Correctional Center near Amman November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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<p>Inmates grow their own vegetables at a greenhouse in Al-Mwaqqar Rehabilitation and Correctional Center near Amman November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji  </p>

Inmates grow their own vegetables at a greenhouse in Al-Mwaqqar Rehabilitation and Correctional Center near Amman November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Inmates grow their own vegetables at a greenhouse in Al-Mwaqqar Rehabilitation and Correctional Center near Amman November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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<p>Police officer watch over Tacumbu prision in Asuncion June 20, 2008.  REUTERS/Jorge Adorno</p>

Police officer watch over Tacumbu prision in Asuncion June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Police officer watch over Tacumbu prision in Asuncion June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

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<p>Prisoners bend the bars of a gate to pass from one wing to another as they riot inside Tacumbu prison in Asuncion June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno</p>

Prisoners bend the bars of a gate to pass from one wing to another as they riot inside Tacumbu prison in Asuncion June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Prisoners bend the bars of a gate to pass from one wing to another as they riot inside Tacumbu prison in Asuncion June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

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<p>An injured prisoner is removed by policemen during a riot at La Mesa jail in Tijuana in Mexico's state of Baja California September 17, 2008.  REUTERS/Jorge Duenes </p>

An injured prisoner is removed by policemen during a riot at La Mesa jail in Tijuana in Mexico's state of Baja California September 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

An injured prisoner is removed by policemen during a riot at La Mesa jail in Tijuana in Mexico's state of Baja California September 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

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<p>Prisoners on a roof throw stones during a riot at La Mesa jail in Tijuana in Mexico's state of Baja California September 17, 2008.  REUTERS/Jorge Duenes </p>

Prisoners on a roof throw stones during a riot at La Mesa jail in Tijuana in Mexico's state of Baja California September 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

Prisoners on a roof throw stones during a riot at La Mesa jail in Tijuana in Mexico's state of Baja California September 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

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<p>Prisoners transport the body of another prisoner killed during a riot in San Pedro Sula prison April 26, 2008.  REUTERS/Edgard Garrido </p>

Prisoners transport the body of another prisoner killed during a riot in San Pedro Sula prison April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Prisoners transport the body of another prisoner killed during a riot in San Pedro Sula prison April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>Prisoners watch a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by their fellow inmates on Good Friday in Mexico City's Reclusorio Oriente prison March 21, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar </p>

Prisoners watch a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by their fellow inmates on Good Friday in Mexico City's Reclusorio Oriente prison March 21, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

Prisoners watch a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by their fellow inmates on Good Friday in Mexico City's Reclusorio Oriente prison March 21, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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<p>Prisoner Silvia Rodas Paniagua and her daughter sit in a cell at the Unidad (Unit) 33 prison in Los Hornos near La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires Province in late October 2007. In this medium-security prison female inmates, several of them pregnant, live with their children who are allowed to remain with their mothers until they are four years old.  REUTERS/Carolina Camps </p>

Prisoner Silvia Rodas Paniagua and her daughter sit in a cell at the Unidad (Unit) 33 prison in Los Hornos near La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires Province in late October 2007. In this medium-security prison female inmates, several of them...more

Prisoner Silvia Rodas Paniagua and her daughter sit in a cell at the Unidad (Unit) 33 prison in Los Hornos near La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires Province in late October 2007. In this medium-security prison female inmates, several of them pregnant, live with their children who are allowed to remain with their mothers until they are four years old. REUTERS/Carolina Camps

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<p>Filipino prisoners who completed technical courses, wear graduation attire as they chat with fellow inmates before a graduation ceremony inside the country's main prison facility in Muntilupa city, south of Manila April 22, 2009.  REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco  </p>

Filipino prisoners who completed technical courses, wear graduation attire as they chat with fellow inmates before a graduation ceremony inside the country's main prison facility in Muntilupa city, south of Manila April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo...more

Filipino prisoners who completed technical courses, wear graduation attire as they chat with fellow inmates before a graduation ceremony inside the country's main prison facility in Muntilupa city, south of Manila April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A convicted inmate takes a walk at Sarajevo's city prison August 13, 2008.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A convicted inmate takes a walk at Sarajevo's city prison August 13, 2008. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A convicted inmate takes a walk at Sarajevo's city prison August 13, 2008. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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