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Senate to investigate deaths at national jail

THE Senate will probe coronavirus deaths at the country’s national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City after nine drug lords reportedly died.

300 inmates, prison staff positive — DoJ

MORE than 300 inmates and staff of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) have been infected with the coronavirus, the Justice department said on Thursday.

National penitentiary reports first infection

AN INMATE at the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City has been infected with the coronavirus, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said on Thursday, adding to concerns among activists about contagion risks in some of the world’s most overcrowded jails.

Jail visits stopped as coronavirus infections rise

THE BUREAU of Corrections has suspended jail visits at all prison facilities nationwide to prevent more novel coronavirus infections. The suspension starts today.

BuCor chief, 2 others acquitted of homicide

A PARAÑAQUE City court has acquitted Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Q. Bantag and two other jail officers of homicide charges over the 2016 explosion at the city jail, where 10 inmates were killed.

Duterte won’t fire BuCor officials who acted in ‘good faith’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will not fire the officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) who have acted “in good faith” in implementing the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

GCTA-for-sale witnesses show audio evidence

WITNESS Yolanda Camilon on Monday presented to the Senate committee on justice what she claims to be a recording of her conversation with Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officer Veronica Buño that proves the freedom-for-sale scheme under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

Duterte fires prison chief, orders probe

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte dismissed his prison chief late yesterday and ordered an investigation of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials over the illegal release of convicts for good conduct.

Prison chief confirms parole for 3 convicts in rape-slay case

THE HEAD of the country’s prison system yesterday confirmed that three of the seven convicts involved in a 1997 celebrated rape-slay case in Cebu had been granted parole.

Duterte told to delegate power over BuCor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte should issue an order allowing the Justice department to overrule decisions of the Bureau of Corrections, an opposition senator said yesterday.

DoJ’s Guevarra to have a “more personal approach” with Dela Rosa’s...

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Friday told Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald M. Dela Rosa he "intends to have a more personal...