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.`‘Privatizing operations of national penitentiary won’t solve VIP treatment of high-profile inmates’ 06/03/2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

‘Privatizing operations of national penitentiary won’t solve VIP treatment of high-profile inmates’

06/03/2011
Even if a private contractor will take over the operations of the country’s prisons it will not solve the problems being faced by the Department of Justice (DoJ) in running the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP), a justice official said yesterday.

Speaking to newsmen, DoJ Undersecretary Francisco Baraan said privatization would not necessarily address the problems of congestion, special treatment of high-profile prisoners, drug trafficking and gambling.


“I don’t think the problems that we see now, they will be eradicated with the privatization of our prison system...What is needed is the overhaul of the system, including the culture on treating prisoners,” Baraan said..... MORE

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