Over 10,000 inmates in prisons managed by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) had their gang tattoos eliminated within the hopes of decreasing violence.
The BuCor stated in an announcement launched Thursday night time (Nov. 12) that there have been a complete of 10,274 individuals disadvantaged of liberty (PDLs) who participated in its “Oplan Bura Tatak” that was initiated by BuCor Director Basic Gerald Bantag.
“Oplan Bura Tatak was launched at Bureau of Corrections final 28 October 2020,” the BuCor stated.
“Initiated by Usec. Gerald Q. Bantag, this program goals to discourage PDL’s membership in gangs and reduce the tradition of revenge and violence due to gang extremism or blind loyalty to their group,” it defined.
The inmates who participated in Oplan Bura Tatak embody 6,806 from the New Bilibid Jail (NBP), 60 from the Correctional Institute for Girls (CIW), 2,484 from the Iwahig Jail and Penal Farm (IPPF), 2,050 from the Leyte Regional Jail (LRP), 156 from the Sablayan Jail and Penal Farm (SPPF), and 408 from the San Ramon Jail and Penal Farm (SRPPF).
“DPPF (Davao Jail and Penal Farm) has been gang free for a while and doesn’t have to erase gang tattoos,” the BuCor stated.
“Nonetheless, sustained monitoring is required to cease the emergence of teams within the camps,” it assured.
Oplan Bura Tatak was launched following the Oct. 9 riot at Quadrant 4 of the NBP’s Most Safety Compound which resulted within the deaths of 9 inmates and 7 others getting damage.
One other riot erupted on the NBP simply final Monday (Nov. 9) which resulted in 4 inmates getting killed and 62 others who received wounded.
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