Jail security tightened

Jail security tightened


By Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – J/Supt. Ignacio Pante, regional director of the Bureau of Jail and Penology in Western Visayas, yesterday confirmed that jail security was tightened after an incident at the provincial jail here which resulted to the death of an inmate.

Panti together with J/Chief Inspector Gilbert Peremne, chief of the Personnel and Records Management and Community Relations Service met with Atty. Jose Mari Valencia, provincial legal officer, to discuss the final transfer of inmates from the provincial jail to the newly constructed P100-million Negros Occidental District Jail in Brgy. Tabunan, Bago City.

Peremne said the transfer of the inmates will take at least three days to complete.

So far 65 inmates from the old provincial jail have been transferred to the new jail facility.

The old provincial jail served more than 300 inmates, Peremne said.

The new facility will be secured by at least 75 jail officers, 30 of whom are jail guards of the old provincial jail.

The provincial government here is urging for the speedy transfer of the inmates to the new facility after one of the inmates was stabbed death by two fellow inmates recently.

Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon has ordered an investigation on the death of a certain Irish Enrile. The suspects were identified as Junjun Abrido and Rolando Ramos.

Reports said the two suspects were allegedly paid to “liquidate” Enrile on orders of the kin of his victim.

Enrile was arrested on homicide charges.

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