In order to pre- empt jail incidents during the observance of the Holy Week, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology VIII is on RED ALERT STATUS starting March 29 until April 01, 2018. Together with the Regional Director, J/SSUPT FELIXBERTO S JAGORIN JR., all Chief of Offices were directed to conduct ocular/ surprise jail inspections and regular monitoring of situation in jails.
During the Holy Week, it is expected that jail facilities will have large influx of visitors to spend time and offer prayers for their loved ones detained inside the jail. Various Lenten- related activities will also be conducted hence, movement of inmates will be taken with utmost consideration.
Under full alert status, all BJMP personnel will be on post and leave privileges are cancelled during the Holy Week.
Personnel from the BJMP National Headquarters will also be conducting Jail Inspections region wide.
The BJMP Region VIII will ensure preparedness of all Jail Units on matters of security and spiritual renewal among the persons deprived of liberty under our care through religious services as part of the bureau’s mandate in the development of PDL.