Over 100 Inmates Freed on Independence Day

BuCor Releases 100 Inmates Freed on Independence Day

BuCor released over 100 inmates or persons deprived of liberty (PDL) in celebration of the 126th Philippine Independence Day.

On Wednesday (June 12, 2024), the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) announced that more than 100 persons deprived of liberty were granted their freedom. The agency reported that under the current administration, a total of 14,324 PDLs have been released.

61 PDLs were released from the maximum security camp, medium security camp, and the reception and diagnostic center of the New Bilibid Prison, Muntinlupa City. 22 PDLs were freed from Davao Prison and Penal Farm, Davao del Norte.

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Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City also released 16 PDLs. 10 PDLs were freed from San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm, Zamboanga City, eight from Leyte Regional Prison, Abuyog and Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm, Occidental Mindoro. 1 PDL was liberated from Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, Palawan.

The mass release is part of the government’s ongoing efforts to decongest prisons and provide deserving inmates with a second chance at life. The timing of the release, coinciding with Independence Day, symbolizes a new beginning and freedom for the inmates.

BuCor emphasized the importance of this event as a step towards reform and rehabilitation. The freed individuals have undergone assessments to ensure they are ready to reintegrate into society.

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The move not only benefits the inmates and their families but also aids in reducing overcrowding in Philippine prisons.

The released individuals are expected to return to their communities and start anew, equipped with skills and knowledge gained during their imprisonment.

Previously, BuCor denies personnel distributing “solicitation letter” for PDLs

BuCor continues to emphasize the importance of support systems for these individuals to help them adjust and contribute positively to society.

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