Inmates Number Rises to 102 Due to Many Drug Suspects Held

LAOAG CITY (Oct. 13) – Laoag City jail warden Roque Sison reported that there is an increased number of inmates at the city Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) during the past weeks.

He attributed the increase to the series of arrests of suspected drug personalities conducted by PNP, PAIDSOTG and PDEA.

Aside from those arrested for drugs, Sison said that other new inmates are facing cases such as rape, attempted murder, etc.

He assured that although there are presently 102 inmates at the city jail, the facility is still big and spacious for that number of inmates. It can accommodate at least 200 inmates, he added.

Meanwhile, Sison reported that at least 51 inmates at the city jail are eligible to cast their votes in the coming Brgy. and SK election on Oct. 25.

Considering the security-risk of the inmates going to cast their votes, Sison said that that he is coordinating with the city COMELEC headed by Atty. John Paul Martin.

Warden Sison is hoping that when these inmates casts their votes it will be done smoothly and without delays.