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DILG wants BJMP to manage all prov’l jails

/ 04:10 AM November 24, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday threw its support behind a proposed bill seeking to transfer the management of all provincial jails to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

In a statement, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said the operation of jails was better left to the BJMP, whose personnel were trained on jail management.

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“This will result in more professionally-run provincial jails,” Año said.

Senate Bill No. 1100, authored by Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, a former police and Bureau of Corrections chief, seeks the transfer to the BJMP of the management of all detention facilities in the country.

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Año said the transfer of jail management to the BJMP was “logical” to allow for a “consistent and fair” administration and care of inmates nationwide.—MELVIN GASCON

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