P25-M dorm for inmates seen to decongest jail-A A +A
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The leadership of the Pampanga provincial jail is confident that the ongoing construction of a P25-million dormitory-type facility here will provide convenience to more than 600 inmates.
Provincial Warden Retired Colonel Edwin Mangaliman disclosed that the construction of a dormitory-type jail will serve as the second home of inmates. He noted the present “poor condition” of the detention facility, where inmates get sick most of the time due to overpopulation.
Mangiliman claimed that the new building is designed to accommodate at least 1,000 inmates.
“Mas malaki ang mga selda, maluwang ang hallway at parang nasa dormitory lang yung mga preso natin kapag natapos na ito,” he said.
The capacity of the current jail building is only 300, but the facility has a total of not less than 700 inmates.
Mangiliman disclosed that upon completion of the new building in the same compound, the old jail facility will be turned over to the National Historical Commission.
“Ire-restore po yata nila nila sa original structure nito. Sa kanila po kasi ito, eh,” he explained.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on May 23, 2012.