Some 41 inmates will be released from the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) by the end of July, prison authorities said Thursday.
Levi Evangelista, IPPF spokesperson and corrections technical officer II, said 29 inmates had been granted Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) from their life sentences, while the other 12 inmates will be released after the expiration of their life sentences and parole.
“Ni-recommend sila kay director and after proper verification, pasok na sila sa paglaya,” Evangelista said.
The good conduct of any offender is computed as their GCTA under Republic Act (RA) 10592 which helps speed up the process of their release.
Evangelista said that the IPPF is just waiting for the memorandum from Director Nicanor Faeldon of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to immediately release the inmates and accompany them to the port.
This is the largest number of inmates the IPPF will release in its history, he added.
“Of course makakatulong din itong pag-alis nila (for decongestion) but on our part also, happy kami, masaya kami emotionally na makakalaya na sila at makakabalik sila sa kani-kanilang mga pamilya,” Evangelista said.