With the problem of the inmate population literally bursting at the seams, the move to create more jail cells are long in coming, but now it is fast becoming a reality.
Last week, officials from the regional Bureau of Jail Management and Penology led by Jail Chief Inspector Felipe Montejo and Governor Edgar Chatto broke ground for 10 additional new detention cells.
The project is worth around P10 million at Bohol District Jail Cabawan District, Tagbilaran City.
Also in attendance were Acting Vice-Governor Benjie Arcamo, Board Member Ricky Masamayor, Board Member Abel Damalerio, Acting Provincial Administrator John Boiser, PCR Chief BPPO Supt. George Vale, CMO Chief Philippine Army 302nd Brigade Captain Jojo Mascariñas, Provincial Engineerings Office Engr. Evelyn Ayuban and other BJMP officials and personnel.
The construction starts on November 2017 and will help address the decongestion issue among inmates at BDJ who has 966 persons deprived of liberty including 51 females.