Security of Persons Deprived of Liberty by Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Valenzuela City Jail
Keywords:security, persons deprived of liberty, BJMP
The dreadful congestion of the prison cells may also be attributed to the delays in the resolution of prisoners’ pending cases and inaccurate manual monitoring of qualified prisoners due for early release from the jails to the Board of Pardons and Parole. Hence, prisoners are deprived of their early liberty. Inmates’ continuous confinement adds a burden to the expenses of the government. The researchers aimed to determine the implementation of the security as implemented. The researchers want to identify how these rules and regulations are implemented by the jail officers and how the visitors and persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) follow these rules and regulations to achieve peace, order, and security. The study utilized a descriptive method of research to show the appraisal of the respondents on the implementation of security of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). The research involved data correction to test answer questions concerning status. The researcher utilized the following instruments to gather the needed data on this particular research. The researcher first used a questionnaire as the instrument of data collection. Second, the researchers conducted an oral interview to gain more knowledge, especially on the respondents, and emphasize the factors involved. Third, the researchers conducted a focus group discussion, which is another source of important data. Fourth, the researcher used books, magazines, newspapers, Internet sources, and theses to develop the concept and contents of the study. The respondents were described according to different demographic profiles. A total of 80% of the respondents are from the age range of 42–50 years old. A total of 80% of the respondents were male, 100% were married, and 100% are M.A. graduates. The respondents regarded the security of PDLs by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Valenzuela City Jail in terms of staffing level, system, procedure and funds, and logistics as effective. The respondents also regarded the problems encountered that affect the security of the PDLs by BJMP in Valenzuela City Jail were regarded as less serious. The results of the study can be used in crafting a guide to improve the security programs for PDLs and address the needs of the PDL in terms of safety and security.