Quezon City starts transferring inmates

Quezon City starts transferring inmates

/ 04:45 AM April 15, 2024

Fire hits DPWH compound in QC


MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City has begun transferring male inmates to a new city jail facility to address overcrowding in its prisons, local officials announced on Sunday.

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the Quezon City government started moving 364 elderly and disabled inmates to the new facility in the Payatas district earlier this month.


This represents the initial phase of the transfer, with the city’s total male jail population currently standing at 2,981 inmates.


READ: BJMP, CHR sign 5-year pact to improve welfare of inmates

READ: CHR ‘gravely alarmed’ at record deaths in jails

3 5-story buildings

The new 2.4-hectare jail adheres to United Nations standards, with three 5-story buildings containing 440 cells.

According to city hall, each cell can accommodate up to 20 inmates and includes proper ventilation, water supply, lighting, electric fans and bathroom facilities.

The new facility also includes dedicated spaces for visitation, basketball recreation and time in the sun for the inmates. —RUSSEL LORETO

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: inmates, jail facility

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | 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.