[Off-the-shelf] Understanding good conduct time allowance for prisoners: 4 things you should know -Vera Files

A debate on the implementation of a law that increases the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) of prisoners ensued after the earlier reported pending release of convicted rapist-murderer former Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez. The Justice Department and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) initially identified Sanchez as among the 11,000 inmates who may walk free from prison…

Suspect in Gabriela leader’s slay seeks settlement- VERA FILES

Source: Vera Files 24 March 2011 http://verafiles.org/front/suspect-in-gabriela-leader%E2%80%99s-slay-seeks-settlement/ By NESTOR B. RAMIREZ (First of two parts) CEBU CITY—In what could be a first in the history of extrajudicial killings in the country, a jailed suspect has offered an unusual out-of-court settlement: He pleads guilty and pays the victim’s family for damages, but the charges are downgraded…