Bongbong Marcos to join summit meant to decongest overcrowded jails | Inquirer News

Bongbong Marcos to join summit meant to decongest overcrowded jails

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 03:00 PM December 01, 2023

PH jail congestion so bad it now needs a summit

Jail facility in Quezon city under the supervision of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). (INQUIRER file photo /NINO JESUS ORBETA)

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is set to attend the first-ever National Jail Decongestion Summit on December 6 and 7.

During a Palace briefing, Justice Undersecretary Mico Clavano said the summit will have representatives from Department of Justice, Department of Interior and Local Government, Supreme Court, and some resource persons.


“The President will be gracing the event, together with the Executive Secretary,” Clavano said.


“Only this administration has, I guess, ventured into even starting to solve this problem of ours,” he noted.

The event will be held in Diamond Hotel in Malate, Manila.

The National Jail Decongestion Summit has three goals, said Clavano.

“First is to reduce admissions… Second, increase releases (of prisoners) by legal means; and third, to expand the capacity of jail facilities,” he identified.

The summit will discuss short term and long term objectives to ease overcrowding in prisons.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Overcrowding, Prisons, Summit

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.