BuCor releases 328 inmates granted clemency in December
BuCor releases 328 inmates granted clemency in December
BuCor releases 328 inmates granted clemency in December
by Daylight Abas19 December 2022
Culminating Activity for the 328 Released Persons Deprived of Liberty at the Bureau of Corrections, National Headquarters, Muntinlupa City and was spearheaded by Secretary of Justice, Jesus Crispin C. Remulla on December 19. (Screengrabbed from the Bureau of Corrections Facebook

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has released a total of 328 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) in its facilities this month, bringing the total number of freed prisoners to 6,000 this year.

Of the total, 33 of the inmates were elderly, including two of the 13 from the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW).

While 118 from the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa - 32 from the Maximum Security Compound, 52 from the Medium Security Compound, 31 from the Minimum Security Compound, and three from the Reception and Diagnostic Center.

Also, 24 inmates tasted their liberty from the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Occidental Mindoro; 23 from the San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm in Zamboanga City; 44 from the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.


Moreover, 28 from the Leyte Regional Prison in Abuyog; 76 from the Davao Prison and Penal Farm; and two from the Bucor's joint facility at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City were freed by the BuCor.

According to Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin 'Boying' Remulla, reforms will streamline the process of granting freedom to inmates.

He said that he reviewed the case in coordination with the Public Attorney's Office, and immediately release those who are unjustly convicted on serving time.

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