Gigi Reyes wants laptop, wireless Internet in jail
MANILA, Philippines –The counsel of Atty. Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes on Friday asked the Sandiganbayan to grant her access to a laptop, printer, and Wi-Fi Internet while she is detained for plunder over the pork barrel scam.
In a motion, Reyes said she wants to have access to law documents being a lawyer herself.
She said she wants to have a portable printer, a laptop and a Smart Bro pocket Wi-Fi to conduct legal research and communicate with her lawyer.
With her mixed anxiety disorder condition, Reyes said she needed all the resources necessary to assist her counsel.
“Allowing Reyes to use a laptop computer with printer and internet connection while in detention will mitigate the handicap as it would allow Reyes to access and review the evidence for and against her, recollect, write and store her narration of vital facts and arrange her documentary exhibits in orderly fashion for their submission in court,” the motion read.
Reyes also said many American states allow inmates to have access to a computer.
She also said her detention facility does not have an actual or a virtual law library.
Reyes is the resigned chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. They are both accused for plunder and graft in the alleged diversion of pork barrel funds to ghost projects for kickbacks under the scheme of accused mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.
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