persons deprived of liberty - updates

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[OPINION] De Lima’s incommunicado detention

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:06 PM

'The current pandemic...provided another opportunity for the Duterte government to further torment her in an attempt to break her will'

California inmates try to infect themselves with virus in failed freedom bid – sheriff

May 12, 2020 - 11:13 AM

Inmates at a facility in Castaic are filmed sharing a disposable cup and sniffing a used face mask while crowded together

CLEAN. An inmate deep cleaning in a cell pod to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the San Diego County Jail on April 24, 2020 in San Diego, California. Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Innovative responses to coronavirus in Manila City Jail

May 11, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Some of the guards have even become temporary guests of the jail gangs, where VIP accommodation rooms have been provided for sleeping

[OPINION] How do we mourn the death of a peasant woman political prisoner?

May 10, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'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.'

[OPINION] What PH jails should do to deal with the coronavirus

Apr 29, 2020 - 1:56 PM

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

Peru prison riot over coronavirus fears leaves 9 dead

Apr 29, 2020 - 10:44 AM

'We're dying. Don't let us die infected. We need medicine,' reads a banner held up by some of the prisoners

FREEDOM. Video grab at Lima's Lurigancho prison, where relatives of inmates demanded authorities for medicine, after a deadly riot took place in another prison in the city, over fear of contagion of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Lima on April 28, 2020. Photo by Jesus Olarte/AFP

[OPINION] The plight of 'non-bailable' detainees during the coronavirus crisis

Apr 22, 2020 - 1:36 PM

'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'

Turkey to release thousands of prisoners over coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020 - 10:55 AM

However, rights groups have condemned the exclusion of other inmates including journalists, politicians, and lawyers in pre-trial detention

PRISON. Turkish soldiers stand guard in front of the Silivri Prison and Courthouse complex in Silivri, near Istanbul on February 18, 2020. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

[OPINION] An open letter to the PAO on Persons Deprived of Liberty

Apr 07, 2020 - 1:40 PM

'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.'

U.N. urges prisoner releases to avoid coronavirus contagion

Mar 26, 2020 - 9:36 AM

'The consequences of neglecting [prisoners] are potentially catastrophic,' says UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet

TRAPPED. Inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City on March 4, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

1 prisoner dies in Bilibid every day, says new chief doctor

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:37 PM

Only 13 physicians attend to 47,326 prisoners in the country's 7 penal colonies

BILIBID. Bayan Muna Representatives Carlos Zarate and Ferdinand Gaite, ACT Teachers Representative France Castro, and KAPATID spokesperson Fides Lim visit the prisoners inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa on October 29, 2019, amid allegations of worsening prison conditions. Photos by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Senate bets vow to act on sectoral concerns

Mar 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors promising to pursue their priority agenda

SECTORAL CONSULTATION. Senatorial bets attend Ang Kailangang Boses a forum in Ateneo de Manila University where they listened to representatives from various sectors. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

7 sectors set agenda for Senate bets in forum

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:40 AM

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

AGENDA. Representatives from 7 marginalized sector of Philippine society present their agenda to 6 senatorial candidates. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler