Jail fa­cil­i­ties im­proved, but…

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The Bureau of Jail Man­age­ment and Penol­ogy (BJMP) in Davao City re­ported that jail fa­cil­i­ties are be­ing im­proved but this does not mean that death of in­mates can al­ready be pre­vented as just last Septem­ber 9, 2018, an in­mate at the Davao City Jail in Barangay Ma-a, Talomo District died due to car­diac ar­rest.

“Ac­tu­ally, there are things that we can­not con­trol, es­pe­cially be­cause of our fa­cil­i­ties. That is why our fa­cil­i­ties now are be­ing im­proved,” Jail In­spec­tor Edo Lobenia, said dur­ing the Armed Forces of the Philip­pines- Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (AFP-PNP) Press Corps 11 press con­fer­ence on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 12.

“What hap­pened was, yung in­mate ay biglang inatake; sumikip ang dib­dib. These things are preva­lent in jail fa­cil­i­ties, these things do not only hap­pen in Davao City but in the en­tire coun­try,” Lobenia added.

He fur­ther said that there are now con­struc­tions of jail go­ing on in Maa District as a mea­sure taken by the BJMP to ad­dress the con­cern on health of in­mates.

“We have a mem­o­ran­dum of agree­ment, from time to time we talked with the Depart­ment of Health (DOH) 11 wherein they have launched a pro­gram called Last Mile,” Lobenia said.

“The Last Mile Pro­gram” was jointly or­ga­nized by the City Gov­ern­ment of Davao, BJMP and the DOH 11 to con­duct sem­i­nars and lec­tures about com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases and of­fer health ser­vices to in­mates.

“We are try­ing re­ally to com­bat com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases,” Lobenia said. /

“Ac­tu­ally, there are things that we can­not con­trol, es­pe­cially be­cause of our fa­cil­i­ties. That is why our fa­cil­i­ties now are be­ing im­proved”

Jail In­spec­tor EDO LOBENIA

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