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Church prison ministry: Inmates endure slow justice system, ‘subhuman’ conditions


Many of the country’s prisoners have been locked inside overcrowded facilities for years while waiting for the ruling on their cases due to the slow justice system, a church prison ministry report said on Tuesday.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No jail time, just hospital detention, for Enrile

Sen Juan Ponce Enrile on his way to Asian Eye Institute at Rockwell in Makati. JOAN BONDOC

No jail time for Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile—at least none for now.Philippine Daily Inquirer

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Estrada won’t be parting ways with Revilla just yet

Jinggoy Estrada

“Sexy” may look forward to more sparring sessions with his kosa (fellow detainee) “Pogi.”

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Prisoners kept handcuffed in park in Colombia

A police officer guards detainees at a children’s playground in a public park in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Due to overcrowding at a detention center located across the street, the park has been converted into makeshift holding area, where detainees, most accused of petty crimes, are kept waiting for a prosecutor's decision. The prisoners, who are detained for alleged crimes ranging from robbery to drug trafficking, are guarded by groups of six police officers who switch after eight hour shifts. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

It was a day in the park for about 40 prisoners — handcuffed to each other, a fence and even a children’s slide.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

BJMP not fit for pregnant women, says spokesman

Insp. Aris Villaester. NOY MORCOSO III/INQUIRER.net

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) isn’t fit for pregnant women, a spokesman for the facility said Friday.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »