NoCot inaugurates new district jail facility

NoCot inaugurates new district jail facility

KABACAN, North Cotabato – A new PHP17-million district jail facility that could accommodate 150 inmates from four adjoining towns has been opened here, the provincial government announced Thursday.

In a statement, North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco said the facility, comprising 12 jail compartments with a rooftop for exercise activities, could cater to inmates of Kabacan, and its neighboring municipalities of Matalam, M’lang, and Carmen, all in the province’s third district.

The facility, funded by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), also has a proposed kitchen, BJMP personnel quarters, and an administrative office donated by the Kabacan town government, the governor said.

On Wednesday, the governor, together with BJMP 12 (Soccsksarge) Director J/SSupt Simeon S. Dolojo Jr., led the inauguration of the jail facility in Barangay Kayaga here.

“This is another milestone of service that benefits our inmates who also need decent and comfortable cells for rehabilitation”, Catamco said in a statement, adding that the provincial government is also preparing for the construction of other basic amenities needed by the inmates.

“This is important to let them feel that the government also cares for them”, she added.

Dolojo, for his part, has lauded provincial and local government officials in allocating funds for the procurement of a 1,000 square meter lot for the facility.

“This project was made possible because of the collaboration and help of our local government units,” he said.

He assured the BJMP’s close coordination with the provincial government o its programs for persons deprived of liberty. (PNA)

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