In May 2012, 22 out of the 24 jails in the National Capital Region were congested, with a congestion rate of 315 percent, according to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. The jails had a total population of 18,107 during the period while the ideal capacity was 4,361.
By Jamie Marie Elona
A Manila City Jail inmate was rushed to the hospital after being infected with leptospirosis, following monsoon rains that flooded the facility last week, a city jail official said Monday.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Thursday warned the Aquino government against mistreating former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, noting that she has not yet been convicted in the electoral sabotage case filed against her.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The husband of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday bristled at suggestions that she be transferred to a regular jail, stressing that she continues to be in ill health.
The overcrowded Quezon City jail has received much-needed space and services for close to 150 inmates currently stricken with tuberculosis (TB).
By Jhunnex Napallacan
Two of the three escapees from the Bohol District Jail in Tagbilaran City were killed Tuesday night in an alleged encounter with police authorities in Ubay town.
By Ador Vincent Mayol
Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday imposed a 90-day preventive suspension on acting jail warden Napoleon Miranda after video footage was leaked showing an inmate celebrating a party in the warden’s office.
Ah, the wonders of technology. Soon after Facebook helped expose the careless handling of a stranded whale shark in Boljoon town and a man’s extortion attempt on a Japanese school girl — not to mention the St. Theresa’s College (STC) graduation controversy—Cebuanos got wind of another scandal, courtesy of a security video camera, this time exposing an inmate in the Cebu provincial jail.
After being videotaped eating out with his jail escort on unauthorized sidetrip to a restaurant, detained ex-mayor Alfredo Arsenio was again caught on camera enjoying special privileges.
Give us a time to initiate changes in the facility. This was the call of Jose Marie Gastardo, Capitol consultant on jail matters, and acting jail warden Napoleon Miranda to relatives of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) inmates.
THE management of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) denied reports that inmates were starved after the near-riot last week.
By Carmel Loise Matus
No more public shows or family visitors for Cebu’s world-famous “dancing inmates”.
A 28-YEAR-OLD inmate was found hanging dead inside his cell in Aloguinsan town, southwest Cebu.