ArchivesOctober 2010New warden vows to improve jail

New warden vows to improve jail

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The rotating brownouts implemented by the Negros Oriental 2 Electric Cooperative could be taking its toll on some government vehicles. {{more}}

The newly-designated warden of the Negros Oriental Detention and Rehabilitation Center (NODRC), Sr. Supt. Nicolas Noble (ret.), said they are forced to illuminate the detention cells using the jail’s service vehicles during brownouts, just to keep the secure facility lighted to prevent jail breaks.

Noble, who assumed as warden only last August, made this statement in his request for the purchase of a generator set, base radio and emergency lighting before the Provicial Board.

In a Kapihan sa PIA forum, Noble also said he will replace the improvised wooden beds of the inmates to double-deck steel beds.

Noble is also pushing for an increase in the meal allowance of inmates which is currently pegged at P13.33 per meal. “Hopefully, next year, their meal allowance will be increased to P17.66 per meal,” he said.

Noble also requested the Bureau of Fire Protection to inspect the safety of the jail’s electrical connections and found that inmates are using various substandard appliances, such as electric fans.

The warden also conducted a surprise inspection of the prison cells and confiscated bladed items and some tinfoil, which he said was an indicator that some inmates may be using shabu.

Noble is also requesting another P800,000 for the purchase of a prisoner’s van to prevent the possible rescue and abduction of inmates who have to attend court hearings. “We are right now using a second-hand multicab in transporting inmates from the jail to court hearings in Guihulngan, Bais City, Bayawan City and Amlan,” he explained. (PIA/rmn)


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