MANILA, Philippines – The number of detainees who died in the prisons of Region 4-A has climbed to 172 this year.
The Calabarzon Police said the deaths were due to contraction of various diseases like tuberculosis and respiratory problems because of too much congestion.
Aside from this, the inmates also contracted various skin diseases due to poor ventilation in prison cells.
With this, the Calabarzon police hope to address its problem on jail congestion in Region 4-A in 2018.
“They have a program to build more facilities that would improve the detention facilities. Hopefully next year, we can start the plan,” PRO-4A PIO Chief P/Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran said.
According to Police Regional Office 4A PIO Chief P/Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, they have already brought up the problem to local government officials.
“The Regional Director also held a meeting to hasten the process of the commitment order… to transfer them to the BJMP,” Gaoiran said.
Aside from the PNP detention facilities, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) prison facilities are also congested. – Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue