On a mountaintop, overlooking Cebu city, The Philippines, is a prison for men, one for women and in between the two, lies Operation Second Chance. A prison for young boys under 18, where the purpose is to give the inmates a second chance.
The inmates crime, covering from small thefts to contract killings. The Philippines is in the larger cities, characterized by extreme poverty and gang-related crime. Drugs, fierce violence, prostitution, and murder is not uncommon for the young boys. To get the opportunity to break their criminal court, they are offered schooling or helped to get a job, so that they in this way, hopefully, stay out of the criminal environment.