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Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
Kawanihan ng Pamamahala ng Kulungan at Penolohiya
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Agency overview
FormedJanuary 2, 1991
JurisdictionPhilippines
Headquarters144 Mindanao Avenue, Project 8.Quezon City, Philippines
Agency executive
  • J/Dir Allan S. Iral, CESE, Chief
Parent agencyDepartment of the Interior and Local Government
Websitewww.bjmp.gov.ph

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology is an attached agency of the Department of the Interior and Local Government mandated to direct, supervise and control the administration and operation of all district, city and municipal jails in the Philippines with pronged tasks of safekeeping and development of its inmates, officially classed as persons deprived of liberty (PDL).[1]

History

It was created on January 2, 1991 by virtue of Republic Act No. 6975 also known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990.[2] Prior to its creation, the Office of Jail Management and Penology of then Philippine Constabulary - Integrated National Police was the agency handling the local penology of the Philippines.[2] It aimed to separate the agency from the national police, reporting directly to the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government.

Operations

The Jail Bureau, pursuant to Section 60 to 65, Chapter V, Republic Act No. 6975 amended by Republic Act No. 9263 (Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Professionalization Act of 2004), is headed by a Chief who is assisted by two Deputy Chiefs, one for Administration and another for Operations, and one Chief of Directorial Staff, all of whom are appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government from among the qualified officers with the rank of at least Senior Superintendent in the Jail Bureau. The Chief of the Jail Bureau carries the rank of Director and serves a tour of duty that must not exceed four years, unless extended by the President in times of war and other national emergencies.

The Jail Bureau operates and maintains Regional Offices in each of the administrative regions of the country, headed by a Regional Director for Jail Management and Penology, with the rank of at least Senior Superintendent. The Regional Director is assisted by an Assistant Regional Director for Administration, Assistant Regional Director for Operations, and Regional Chief of Directorial Staff, who are all officers with the rank of at least Superintendent.

In every province, the Jail Bureau operates and maintains a Provincial Jail Administrator's Office headed by a Provincial Administrator, who oversee the implementation of jail services of all district, city and municipal jails within its territorial jurisdiction. In large cities or a group of clustered municipalities, a District Jail headed by a District Warden may be established. The City and Municipal Jails, each headed by a City or Municipal Warden.

Command structure

A Mitsubishi L-300 FB Prisoner Transport Vehicle in Tacloban
A Mitsubishi L-300 FB Prisoner Transport Vehicle in Tacloban
1. The President of the Republic of the Philippines as Commander-in-Chief
2. The Secretary of Interior and Local Government
3. The Chief, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (C, BJMP)
4. The Deputy Chief for Administration (TDCA)
5. The Deputy Chief for Operations (TDCO)
6. The Chief Directorial Staff (TDCS)

Leadership

Organization

National Headquarters

3. Office of the Chief
4. Office of the Deputy Chief for Administration
5. Office of the Deputy Chief for Operations
6. Office of the Chief of Directorial Staff

Directorates

Support Services

Ranks

Officers

Rank / Position On Duties

Rank Of, SJO4 Equivalent To, Army Sergeant/ Position On Duties

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References

  1. ^ "Convicts now called 'persons deprived of liberty'". philstar.com. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  2. ^ a b https://www.coa.gov.ph/phocadownloadpap/userupload/annual_audit_report/NGAs/2010/National-Government-Sector/Department-of-the-Interior-and-Local-Government/BJMP_ES2010.pdf
  3. ^ "BJMP-DPRM-MC-034: USE OF THE TERM JAIL OFFICER RANKS AND JAIL NON-OFFICER RANKS" (PDF).