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his discharge from Bilibid can go down town and get a job without an houra s delay. He is a trained workman and a new man physically and morally. But, come, leta s look the place over.a
We passed through the gates, which slid open at our approach, and entered the great industrial departments which cover most of the twenty acres within the walls.
a When a man enters the prison he is put in quarantine*a said the director. a He is freed of intestinal parasites, which are the curse of tropical countries, and cleaned up thoroughly before he can associate with the others. Then he is placed in the a awkward squada for a month and drilled. This over, he selects his trade. He can be a wheelwright, machinist,
GENERAL VIEW OF
blacksmith, carriage maker, carriage painter, sign painter, shoemaker, tinsmith, tailor, cabinet maker, carpenter, mason, silversmith, laundryman, cook, baker, school teacher, hospital nurse, or a musician, for we have a band here. In the shops the men are treated just as they would be in first-class factories in the States. After work hours, their lives are like the soldiersa in the barracks. They work seven and one-half hours a day and spend their free time as they see fit, with no guard nearer than the prison walls. There are 225 prisoners in each dormitory.a
1 asked if there was a school, since this seemed an altogether new-fangled prison.
a School? Yes. They attend class an hour each day and the teachers are prisoners. They teach in English. We have
BILIBID PRISON, MANILA.