Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, Puerto Princesa

Categories: Landmarks, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
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2.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
For an eye-opening experience, head to Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm. The prison was originally built in 1904 during the American occupation to home prisoners who were fighting against American colonization. Interestingly, in 1959 the government decided to distribute colonial land for cultivation to deserving colonists. Prisoners were divided into settlers and colonists, and those settlers who were approved were granted land to cultivate and develop. Today, the prisoners live in dormitories and work on various agricultural projects within the prison farm (except for high security prisoners). Visit the souvenir shop, where you’ll find various products on sale, all made from recycled materials and by the prisoners themselves. Money raised through the sale of souvenirs goes to supporting the prisoners' families. Use our Puerto Princesa travel itinerary maker to visit Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm on your trip to Puerto Princesa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This was a different visit on an Cultural Island trip. When i am travelling i always want to know more about the locals and how they live. This was a visit to an open prison, where the inmates where l...  read more »
  • Scenic view away from the city. A lot of stories from the prisoners. They offer goods in exchange of money, so that they can personal hygiene products. 
  • A different notion of a jail and life sentence! A must to visit if you are a tourist either local or foreigner. 
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