Christina Bunuan, 26, gives a massage to her husband Joey,...

MANILA CITY JAIL, MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 2003/11/01: Christina Bunuan, 26, gives a massage to her husband Joey, 38, at their barrack in the Manila City Jail. Sputnik is one of 4 major gangs in Manila City Jail. Joey is the leader of the Sputnik gang inside the jail and is awaiting his murder trial. Christina has lived voluntarily with Joey in his cell for over a year. Manila City Jail was built for 800 prisoners by the Spanish in the mid-nineteenth century, and with today's tally of over 5,000 inmates, it is long overdue. The last big riot was in 1999 when 7 people, including a child, died. Fights are still rampant, but the biggest killer is tuberculosis, followed by asthma. In 2002 alone, over 50 inmates succumbed to these respiratory tract diseases, which is a hard sentence, since all inmates are undertrials, waiting sometimes for 4-9 years due to a very slow judiciary court system. The jail is divided into different dorms, the biggest part is taken by Metro Manila's four gangs, Bahala gang (fearless), Sputnik, Commando and Batang City Jail, all with 400-800 members each. (Photo by Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images)
MANILA CITY JAIL, MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 2003/11/01: Christina Bunuan, 26, gives a massage to her husband Joey, 38, at their barrack in the Manila City Jail. Sputnik is one of 4 major gangs in Manila City Jail. Joey is the leader of the Sputnik gang inside the jail and is awaiting his murder trial. Christina has lived voluntarily with Joey in his cell for over a year. Manila City Jail was built for 800 prisoners by the Spanish in the mid-nineteenth century, and with today's tally of over 5,000 inmates, it is long overdue. The last big riot was in 1999 when 7 people, including a child, died. Fights are still rampant, but the biggest killer is tuberculosis, followed by asthma. In 2002 alone, over 50 inmates succumbed to these respiratory tract diseases, which is a hard sentence, since all inmates are undertrials, waiting sometimes for 4-9 years due to a very slow judiciary court system. The jail is divided into different dorms, the biggest part is taken by Metro Manila's four gangs, Bahala gang (fearless), Sputnik, Commando and Batang City Jail, all with 400-800 members each. (Photo by Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Christina Bunuan, 26, gives a massage to her husband Joey,...
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