By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The recent revelation about corruption in the Bureau of Corrections, specifically the National Bilibid Prison, is not new nor shocking to anyone who is familiar with our prison system. Prison officials use the gangs to maintain peace and order in the jail compounds. In fact, anybody who is imprisoned has no…
Cramped cells, inhumane conditions, injustices for poor prisoners
By RONALYN V. OLEA
While the rich could buy privileges in jail and mock the justice system, just like what former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste and other high-profile convicts did, the poor, who include political prisoners, suffer from torture, inhumane prison conditions and injustices.
Former political prisoners slam special privileges for moneyed prisoners (PR)
NEWS RELEASE 28 May 2011 The Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), an organization of former political prisoners, today denounced the practice of granting special privileges given to moneyed prisoners in jails such as in the National Bilibid Prisons and in Camp Bagong Diwa in the light of the recent news that…