Capitol addresses jail concerns-A A +A
Monday, October 15, 2012
THE Provincial Government is trying to address some concerns at the Negros Occidental Provincial Jail, said Provincial administrator Enrique Pinongan.
In fact, he said one of the concerns is about the insufficient travel allowances at the jail when remitting the inmates to the national penitentiary.
The budget intended for the travel expenses are now included in a supplemental budget requested by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. for the approval of the Provincial Board.
The management of the provincial jail was already turned over by the Provincial Government to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
The Provincial Government has provided the lot and the building for the BJMP in Bago City after it vacated its former location also at the Capitol's property in Gatuslao St.
Marañon said that the lot is now being cleared and ready for 888 China Town Square that won in the bidding for the lease of the property.
Meanwhile, Pinongan said that the alleged claims that Doyle dead meat are served for the inmates at the provincial jail are now being investigated by Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Jose Maria Valencia.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 15, 2012.