San Juan Bureau of Jail Management and Penelogy
The San Juan Bureau of Jail Management and Penelogy is located at Santolan Road, Cor. P. Guevarra St., San Juan City. It is ad
jacent to the San Juan Police Station under the management of its City Jail Warden, Chief Inspector Princessito F. Heje for the male dorm and Inspector Virginia V. Sajonia for the female dorm.
In general, the BJMP was formed to deal with the increasing concern of jail management and penology problem. Mainly, the detainees charged before a court who are temporarily confined in jails while undertaking investigation waiting for final verdict and those who are serving sentence promulgated by the court 3 years and below. As provided for under Republic Act No.6975, the Jail Bureau is mandated to take operational and administrative control over all city, district and municipal jails. With their vision to become a dynamic institution highly regarded for its sustained humane safekeeping and development of inmates.
Programs like livelihood trainings, educational and vocational trainings, recreation and sports activities, as well as religious and spiritual activities are offered to detainees to eradicate their pattern of criminal behavior and to transform them to be law-abiding and productive citizens. Some trainings offered to detainees are therapeutic massage, food processing, dish washing detergent-making, hair-cutting and newspaper bag-making. Bible study is also conducted from Monday to Friday morning and a daily rosary from 4:30pm-5:30pm.
They annually celebrate their National Correctional Consciousness Week (NACOCOW) during the last week of the month of October. This year’s activity theme is “Pagbabagong Buhay Abot Kamay, Tuwid na Landas Ating Gabay” with activities such as motorcade, bible quiz bee, “Pinoy Henyo”, individual singing contest and group dance presentation in the San Juan City Jail Got Talent, Medical & Dental Mission, Talakayan with the 5 Pillars of Justice, Macho Gay Contest, Mrs. San Juan among female inmates, and a stage play contest, “Ako sa Likod ng Rehas”.