The labor conditions of workers in prison factories is no joke, but some of the items they manufacture are a little humorous.
Zindam Prison – Uzbekistan
Prisoners gather together to get some light from their window at this remote Uzbekistan prison outpost.
Some prisons in India and Nepal use mushroom farming to teach prisoners a trade they can use when they leave the system.
Riot Police – Kerobokan
These Indonesian riot policemen stand guard outside Kerbokan prison. They were on guard to protect prisoners being transferred to this prison to get away from an ongoing riot at another.
Dancing Inmates – Cebu Philippines
The inmates of Cebu prison are famous for their dance routines they put on concerts for the general public, as well as keep busy and healthy by practicing.
Robot Guard – South Korea
This robot prison guard is a prototype being tested for the South Korean prison system. Although it can be monitored remotely by a human operator, it can also independently monitor inmate behaviors.
This is not an actual prison. Restauranteurs in Japan, Russia and other places have opened a number of different prison themed restaurants ranging from cozy to theatrical.
Prison for the elderly – Japan
This prison guard watches over elderly inmates on their work shift in in Onomichi, Japan.
This basketball court at Jiansu Province Prison is at a medium security facility. The court is bigger then many universities or public athletic facilities.
This Hospital in a Yunan prison shows there are differences in how prisoners are treated in different prisons.
Another photo of workers in a Chinese prison assembling toy exports for well known western companies.
An Old German Prison
This Bavarian prison was built in the Chinese city of Qingdao when it was occupied by German colonialists before WWI.
Death Row for Female Prisoners
On the last night before being executed these two condemned woman are allowed to hang out and play cards with ordinary convicts under the supervision of the two guards.
Tihar Jail – India
The largest prison in South Asia, Tihar Jail has been running a natural color powder manufacturing program for the traditional Indian festival of Holi. Prisoners meditate before preparing the decorative colors.
Hao Lo Prison Hanoi
Hao Lo is also known as the Hanoi Hilton, a Vietnamese prison that held American prisoners of war. This photo shows jail cell doors and an old guillotine.