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Aquino urged to stop ‘special treatment’ afforded VIP prisoners By Gerry Baldo 05/21/2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Aquino urged to stop ‘special treatment’ afforded VIP prisoners

By Gerry Baldo 05/21/2011

A lawmaker from Navotas yesterday called on the Aquino government to institute a thorough review of the country’s penal system in the light of the recent revelations that some prisoners are getting special treatment from officials of the Bureau of Corrections (Bucor).

According to Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco, the review should focus on how to stop the practice of allowing prisoners out without a court order.

“We have to find a way to stop this practice,” Tiangco said yesterday.

Tiangco also stressed officials of Bucor should be held accountable for their actions..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20110521met2.html

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