[In the news] Prisoners to work in military camps before release, says Aquino – GMA News

Prisoners to work in military camps before release, says Aquino.

January 27, 2012

 Prisoners whose jail term are about to end are now being moved to military camps a maintenance workers before they are finally released, President Benigno Aquino III said Friday.

Aquino noted the approach espouses the twin benefits of decongesting the New Bilibid Prison and serves as a half-way house to prepare inmates for a life outside prison walls.

Some prisoners will serve out their term at the Philippine Military Academy.

“Habang nababawasan nito ang pagsisiksikan sa mga selda, nagsisilbing lunsaran rin ito ng mga bilanggo upang maihanda sila sa mga hamon na kakaharapin nila sa kanilang paglaya,” the President said in a speech at the launching of the National Bureau of Corrections’ 2012 Road Map at the NBP in Muntinlupa City.

Opened in 1940, the NBP facility was designed to hold 8,700 prisoners. Its inmate population has since grown to 20,000.

“Ibig sabihin, ang seldang panlimang tao, nagiging labing-dalawa o labing-talo ang nagsisiksikan dito. Ang isang pirasong isda na sapat lang dapat na pananghalian ng isa, paghahatian pa ng tatlong magkakakosa,” Aquino noted.

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