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Solons file bill allowing prisoners to work in jail to indemnify victims By Charlie V. Manalo 05/06/2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Solons file bill allowing prisoners to work in jail to indemnify victims

By Charlie V. Manalo 05/06/2012

Two party-list solons have filed a bill aimed at giving prisoners the chance work for them to indemnify their victims while earning for their families and preparing for eventual return to society.

In filing House Bill No. 4622, also known as “Prisoner’s Contrition and Contribution to Society Act of 2011,” Buhay party-list Reps. Irwin Tieng and Mariano Michael Velarde want to make it a policy of the State to provide work to prisoners “in order to prepare them to become productive members of society upon their release from prison and jails.”

“Correction and rehabilitation are the basic reasons why offenders are kept in prisons. The introduction of work programs has been found to be an effective means for rehabilitating prisoner and reducing recidivism,” the Buhay solons said in the bill’s explanatory note..... MORE

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