BJMP doing everything it can to secure PHL jails — Mamaril

July 9, 2012 9:54 pm 

MANILA, July 9 – As the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology celebrated its 21st anniversary on Monday, BJMP officer-in-charge Chief Supt. Diony D. Mamaril said they are doing all they can to secure all the country's jails and bring genuine reformation to all their detainees.

He noted that this is not an easy task, considering that they have 69,000 inmates under their care.

To ensure that nothing untoward happens to these individuals, the BJMP in 2011 alone conducted 30,000 "Greyhound" operations which succeeded in netting P334,375 in cash, 13,367 bladed weapons, 455 grams of shabu, and 419 cellular phones.

Mamaril said that 62 inmates behind a drug-smuggling syndicate were charged for the above-mentioned offense alongside with 57 so-called visitors.

The BJMP chief also emphasized that they were able to rearrest 60 percent of the inmates who managed to escape in 2011 compared to the 48 percent in 2010.

He attributed this success to the help of the various law enforcement communities.

Mamaril also said that BJMP operatives are also conducting continuous training in close quarter battle and rescue training and escorting course to make them more responsive to any eventualities. (PNA)

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