by Gaby B. Keith / PIO
The Baguio City Jail-Male Dorm (BCJMD) continues to conduct development programs for its 511 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) with the support of the local government, other agencies, and service providers.
BCJMD Warden Elvis Danglose said they now have hand-crafted products like bamboo crafts, gongs, furniture, and other wood crafts.
The jail also has interfaith activities spearheaded by various religious groups who also donate grocery supplies and sports materials for the PDLs, he added.
The BCJMD has coordinated with the Technical Education Skills Development Authority to accommodate its PDLs on their scholarship programs for their skills development.
Danglose said the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology has executed a memorandum of agreement with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to make its PDLs the priority when it comes to their skills development programs.
He said comfort rooms in the cells were improved with the help of the city government, service providers, and jail personnel.
For the next quarter, Danglose said they are targeting to improve the jail’s backyard garden and its quadrangle with the help of Saint Louis University architecture students.
The jail has also conducted several medical, dental, and optical missions for its PDLs sponsored by the Lions Club of Baguio, Iglesia ni Cristo, and Gospel of Christ.