The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) will release inmates who have surrendered under the ultimatum of President Rodrigo Duterte despite not having been convicted of horrible offences
The DOJ reported that 2,221 convicts had surrendered, 1,985 of whom were in the domestic prison while 236 were in police custody. The figure exceeds the BuCor information showing that since 2014 only 1,914 heinous-crime convicts have been released under the GCTA law.
The DOJ said the office has also engaged staff from less congested installations to address food and sanitation issues in the New Bilibid Prisons. Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police said it would only go after convicts on the list BuCor is going to provide.
The PNP assures the public that only those who appear on the smooth list to be supplied by DOJ will be convicted candidates for manhunt by the PNP. There is, therefore, no reason to be alarmed and there is nothing to worry about safety
In fear of being forcibly re-arrested or murdered, convicts who surrendered have refused to leave the New Bilibid Prisons.
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