Adopt a jail/inmate prayer partner program up in W. Visayas

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm 

ILOILO CITY, May 25 –- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) is open to individuals or groups that wanted to be part of the “enhancement and professionalization of the jail management” as well as in the “development and productivity of inmates towards their re-integration to the mainstream society.”

The programs, known as ‘Adopt-a-Jail’ and ‘Adopt-an-Inmate Prayer Partner’ seek to draw “concrete steps and definitive plans” geared towards developing inmates into becoming ‘law-abiding and productive citizens,” according to BJMP 6 regional chaplain, Rev. Fr. Nestor Caber.

Through this program, the BJMP hopes to be able to “engage the participation of other pillars of the criminal justice system in the decongestion of jails and the professionalization of the jail services.”

Likewise, more service-oriented groups will support and assist in promoting the welfare of inmates and improvement of the jail management, Caber added.

Specifically, the ‘Adopt-an-Inmate Prayer Partner’ is an individual adoption of an incarcerated person where the intention is to pray only for the intention of the adopted inmate.

“However, any assistance they would like extend voluntarily is wholeheartedly welcomed and encouraged. This could be done by drawing the name of the visitor-less, indigent, sick and aged (VISA) inmate beneficiaries in coordination with the Jail Inmates Welfare and Development Unit of every jail," Caber added. (PNA)

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