Quezon Provincial Jail reports a significant decrease in the numbers of inmates, thanks to new policies implemented by Officer-in-Charge Jail Warden S/Inp. Cassius Verbo and his men.
The new policies, designed to hasten the processing of cases, also addresses the problem of rapid population growth within QPJ.
From the original number of 1,057, the jail now holds 966 inmates and boasts of a healthy turnover rate where more people are coming out of incarceration than in.
In accordance with the vision of Quezon Governor David Suarez, the provincial jail also continues to bring services to the detainees, such as counselling sessions, regular medical check-ups to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, and minor surgical operations (in partnership with Quezon Medical Center) to keep both their minds and bodies healthy.
Verbo expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Gov. Suarez for the support the latter gives to his office, as well as the programs and policies they carry out for the benefit of the inmates and the security of the province.
In a reversal of roles, the QPJ inmates may soon be the ones helping out the provincial government.
Provincial Administrator Rommel Edano have expressed the possibility of Provincial Government – Environment and Natural Resources Office partnering with QPJ for an environmental program that would utilize the special skills of some inmates in waste management and recycling. With the consent of the inmates, their knowledge will be maximized to create innovations that would make Quezon a trend leader among other provinces. (Quezon PIO)