Rappler's latest stories on Persons Deprived of Liberty
'The current pandemic...provided another opportunity for the Duterte government to further torment her in an attempt to break her will'
Inmates at a facility in Castaic are filmed sharing a disposable cup and sniffing a used face mask while crowded together
Some of the guards have even become temporary guests of the jail gangs, where VIP accommodation rooms have been provided for sleeping
'I hope that the government would release political prisoners, especially those who are elderly and sick. We know that Nanay Ede could have been your mother, could have been any of the 19.7 million agricultural workers in the country.'
In order to help deal with COVID-19 in the Philippine correctional system, the authors identify 4 key areas that must be properly addressed by the Bureau of Corrections and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
'We're dying. Don't let us die infected. We need medicine,' reads a banner held up by some of the prisoners
'As an academician on issues of criminal justice and as a former accused charged with a non-bailable offense whose trial dragged for 7 long years, I can deeply empathize with the families of persons presumed innocent behind bars'
However, rights groups have condemned the exclusion of other inmates including journalists, politicians, and lawyers in pre-trial detention
'Marami na rin po sa loob ang nagkakaroon ng mga sintomas, pero wala pong nagiging aksyon para sa kanila. Sana naman po 'wag silang kalimutan ng gobyerno.'
'The consequences of neglecting [prisoners] are potentially catastrophic,' says UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet
Only 13 physicians attend to 47,326 prisoners in the country's 7 penal colonies
Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors promising to pursue their priority agenda
Representatives of the labor OFW farmers indigenous peoples detainees displaced persons and PWD sectors tell senatorial candidates what they expect from them should they win