HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journal (Criminal Justice)vol. 3 no. 1 (2020)

Services of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP): An Assessment




Corrections is one of the five pillars of the Criminal Justice System. The study aimed to assess the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) towards the inmates of the jails located in the Province of Agusan del Norte. The study used a descriptive method of research. The survey was given to the 317 inmates. The findings revealed that in the jails under the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the majority of the inmates’ responses were slightly dissatisfied. In addition, the food budget of the inmates in the province of Agusan del Norte is not sufficient to provide a complete set of utensils and diet that would provide better nourishment to the inmates. The regular doctor is also not available to provide the regular evaluation of the inmates’ physical and other conditions. The nurse personnel is available but can’t cater to all the inmates’ needs towards emergency cases. Moreover, the Alternative learning system is inaccessible because the budget for school supplies and reading materials is insufficient. It was recommended that the National Government was comprised of the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary must provide the budget for the creation of additional courts, appointed judges, public prosecutor, public lawyers, and Jail officers. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology administration should seek a plan and intervention programs that enhance the Bureau’s current services.