by Gaby B. Keith / PIO
More than half of the number of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at the Baguio City Jail-Male Dorm (BCJ-MD) are incarcerated due to drug-related cases.
In the report ofWarden Elvis Danglose last week, 52 percent or 268 of the 511 PDLs were arrested in relation to drugs.
Ninety-nine are crimes against persons, 44 of which are rape cases; murder – 26; homicide – eight; physical injuries – six; attempted homicide – three; frustrated murder – three; and one parricide.
Crimes against property tallied 105 cases with 42 for robbery; theft, 41; estafa, 15; carnapping, six; and one arson.
A total of 12 cases of crimes against personal liberty and security was recorded with eight for kidnapping for ransom and two cases each for grave coercion and grave threats.
For violation of special laws, there were 10 cases of violence against women and their children and six cases for child abuse, exploitation and discrimination. A total of 11 cases were for other crimes.
With 61 personnel, Danglose said the BCJMD has an average release of 61 PDLs per month through its decongestion and paralegal program, but it still has an average of 71 PDLs committed every month.
He thanked the city government for its continuous support to the BCJMD’s programs.