Rappler's latest stories on prisons in the Philippines
The Department of Justice says it ordered the release of old and sickly prisoners even before the coronavirus outbreak. Groups say these vulnerable inmates remain behind bars.
Physical distancing is impossible to achieve in detention centers bursting at the seams
'With an overcrowding rate of 350%, the Philippines has the most congested correctional system in the world. If one of the PDLs gets infected in the congested jails, it could be a catastrophe.'
KAPATID appeals for release of low-level offenders, elderly, sick prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak
'This is not only an urgent matter of life and death but also of justice,' KAPATID spokesperson Fides Lim writes in an open letter to the Duterte administration
Part 2: Even if many are not heinous crime convicts, former inmates turn themselves in to the Correctional Institution for Women out of fear of the President. Administrative lapses make them worry they won’t be home for Christmas.
Since July 2018, the Bureau of Corrections has been spending an average of P13 per meal for each prisoner
'Let the punishment fit the crime. For this reason, I think that the death penalty should be restored, particularly for heinous crimes,' says Albert Lesaca
The artworks, according to Kapatid, reflect the vigor and struggles of detained activists and human rights defenders
Kapatid, originally established in 1978 under the Marcos dictatorship, seeks to have political prisoners freed and to promote basic rights
An Iloilo-based filmmaker and teacher gives us a glimpse into the lives of women imprisoned at the Iloilo City Jail
(UPDATED) The office is located a few hundred meters away from the compound's iconic reserve, where prisoners are kept
Colango who was able to buy his way into the world of the prison s top criminal kingpins used his time in prison to make himself a music star
Much as I hate to say it I think Senator Bong Revilla has a right to complain about jail conditions
Two of the 13 inmates who bolted a jail in Negros Occidental were recaptured April 19