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Sep. 27, 17 | 12:40 pm

About 150,000 inmates in jails ran by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in the country may be forced to go on a “diet” as their food budget is expected to run out by the last quarter of the year, Senate President pro tempore Ralph Recto said on Wednesday, September 27.

Recto said  BJMP’s food allowance budget of P2.32 billion this year was based on an inmate population of 106,280.

However, the number of inmates has already soared to 142,282 last June and is expected to breach the 150,000 mark by the end of September due to the surge in the number of detainees locked up for drug offenses.

“Kulang na sa pagkain, kulang pa ang espasyo. We are supposed to run humane jails, not hunger camps,” Recto said.

At present, an inmate’s daily food budget is set at P60.

“Ito ay pagkakasyahin sa tatlong kainan. Ang resulta ay super preso tipid meals,” Recto added.

The senator said that two in three BJMP inmates are charged of violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 1992.

“Sa report ng BJMP, mayroong mga jails na 3,590 percent, 2,603 percent, 2,494 percent congestion rate. Ibig sabihin, imbis na apat na preso lang ang kasya, 159 ang patayong natutulog sa 20 square meters na selda, tulad doon sa isang jail,” the senator said.

Aside from BJMP, The Bureau of Corrections also keeps watch over 41,258 sentenced detainees in eight penitentiaries, while Philippine National Police runs 458 town jails as well as precinct-level holding cells.

Source: senate.gov.ph

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