328 PDLs freed from BuCor prisons

December 19, 2022 Hector Lawas 76 views

A TOTAL of 328 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) were released from across seven prison facilities under the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Monday, December 19.

The PDLs were freed during a culminating activity at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Reservation in Muntinlupa City.

The number of inmates released from different prisons: Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPPF) in Davao del Norte, 76; Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio City, two (BuCor has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with PMA for pre-release [livelihood] programs of PDLs.)

NBP-Max, 32; NBP-Med, 52; NBP-Min, 31; NBP-RDC, three; Leyte Regional Prison (LRP) in Southern Leyte, 28; San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm (SRPPF) in Zamboanga City, 23; Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm (SPPF) in Oriental Mindoro, 24.

Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) in Palawan, 44 and Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City, 13.

The summary per the mode of release was: acquittal, eight; granted probation, one; cash bond, one; parole, 129; returnee DO 953, three; expiration of maximum sentence, 17; expiration of maximum sentence with GCTA, 154; and the expiration of maximum sentence with GCTA (DO 953), 15.

The PDLs were given a certificate of discharge, grooming kit, gratuity, and transportation allowance.

Prior to their release, the inmates also underwent a physical examination that included a test for COVID-19.

BuCor is an attached agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Under the law, the DOJ has administrative supervision over BuCor.