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North Cotabato inmates seize jail warden

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North Cotabato inmates seize jail warden

/ 09:18 AM August 19, 2013

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Some prisoners at the North Cotabato District Jail have been holding hostage their Inmate Welfare Development (IWD) officer since 6 a.m. Monday.

Insp. Diosdado Inso, the assistant jail warden, said the prisoners were holding hostage Senior Jail Officer 3 Samuel Sunico, the IWD who was inside the jail compound for a regular dance therapy of the inmates.

The inmates are complaining about the strict security being implemented, affecting visiting relatives.

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The inmates are also asking the jail management to increase the daily food allowance, Inso said.

The North Cotabato District Jail has a capacity of 350 inmates,  but is accommodating more than 700 inmates at present.

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