NBP transfers 200 convicts to Zambo penal colony

August 2, 2010 11:43 am 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, August 2 — An official of the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP) disclosed that it has transferred 200 male convicts from the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City to a penal colony this southern port city.

NBP Superintendent Antonio Cruz the convicts were transferred last Saturday to the San Ramon Penal colony. They arrived at the Zamboanga Port aboard a commercial ferry coming from Manila.

Cruz disclosed the transfer is part of NBP's decongestion program at the national penitentiary as the population of convicts is continuously increasing.

The other convicts at the national penitentiary will be sent to other penal colonies in the country, Cruz disclosed.

He said that some of the 200 convicts transferred to the San Ramon Penal Colony are natives of this southern port city while the rest from the different parts of Mindanao.

The San Ramon Penal Colony has enough space, Cruz said.

Cruz, along with several prison guards, escorted the convicts from the national penitentiary to the San Ramon Penal Colony.

Upon their arrival here, personnel from the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) headed by Senior Supt. Edwin de Ocampo escorted them to the penal colony from the local wharf. (PNA)

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