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Rappler's latest stories on prison reform


Coronavirus Updates: Infections creep into Cebu’s jails

May 09, 2020 - 5:00 PM

According to the Department of Health, the number of coronavirus cases in Cebu City Jail is at 335. There are 25 cases at the Cebu Provincial Detention Center and 71 at the Mandaue City Jail.

Explaining the PNP secret detention cell

May 01, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is my first time after doing research in this area for the past 22 years to have heard of such secret medieval age type of cells

Aguirre names new BuCor chief

Nov 28, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Retired police senior superintendent Benjamin delos Santos is a lawyer and former CIDG official

BILIBID SECURITY. Members of the PNP-SAF patrol outside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on July 20, 2016 after their recent deployment at the maximum prison for additional security detail. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Inside Bilibid, sports means life. And hope.

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:14 PM

It’s rather unusual that Cebu native Marlon Cabullon loves tennis more than basketball

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison

Jul 17, 2015 - 12:44 AM

Obama wants to cut the number of people incarcerated as well as curbing the use of solitary confinement and ending mandatory minimum sentences

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in the Library of the White House in Washington March 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

UP fratman, jailed for 6 years, returns to fix prison system

Jul 13, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Raymund Narag never let his prison cell define who he was and the circumstances he found himself in This is his story

EMPOWERMENT. Narag speaks in front of officers at the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), Taguig City. All photos by Janelle Paris

Understanding the violence in Bilibid

Jan 13, 2015 - 9:02 AM

Without a long term solution majority of the inmates mostly poor and powerless will suffer from ambiguous policies and power struggle among gang leaders

3rd raid in Bilibid yields weapons, drugs

Dec 23, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Jail authorities continue to raid the cells of inmates suspected of hiding guns and illegal drugs

CONTRABAND. Gang leaders inside the New Bilibid Prison agree to work with government in weeding out illegal items – from drugs to computers – inside the facility. Photo source by Rappler

Prison reform: The only unity we need

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Much as I hate to say it I think Senator Bong Revilla has a right to complain about jail conditions