CITY OF MALOLOS – The inmates’ visitors no longer need to queue when visiting their loved ones in the penitentiary as the Bulacan Provincial Jail (BPJ) starts to implement their computerized visitor identification system this January to organize and speed up the jail visiting process.
BPJ Warden Lt. Col. Pepito Plamenco said this program is part of the upgrading procedure of the penitentiary management system to have an organized visitor information lists and to evade the entry of illegal drugs and prostitution in the jail premises.
“Dati, kailangan pa ng mga bibisita na pumila at gumamit ng index card para madalaw nila ang mga kamag-anak nilang nasa piitan pero ngayon, mas mabilis na ang proseso ng paglikom ng visitors information dahil sa ating computerized jail visitation,” Plamenco said.
He also explained that it is necessary for the visitors to give their information such as their age, address, relation to the detained person and duration of their visit to assure safety and security within the Provincial Jail.
Plamenco also added that they started using two computers from the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) with the help and support of Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, who shows eagerness in developing standards for jail operations.
“Isa lang ito sa mga programa na ipinatutupad natin para sa mas maayos na proseso ng pagdalaw at patuloy pa rin ang pagsasagawa ng Panlalawigang Piitan ng mga seminar patungkol sa droga, dental at medical mission, mga sports activities at worship programs para sa mga detinido,” Plamenco said.
Prior to this, Alvarado encouraged all sectors of the local government to support the on-going improvement of the Provincial Jail in order to make a strong foundation of the justice system with fairness and respect for the rights of the inmates.
“We are in a battle for a good cause of upgrading the provincial jail and the strict implementation of the regulations is the best way to improve the management system,” Alvarado said.
To date, there are 3,095 inmates that are imprisoned in the BPJ and currently waiting for the immediate development of their cases.