Six inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City have been released, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said on Friday, Sept. 17.
Five of those freed had been acquitted of their criminal charges while the other had served her maximum jail term through the good conduct time allowance (GCTA), BuCor said.
GCTA, under Republic Act No. 10592 that amended provisions in the Revised Penal Code, is a jail term reduction given to prisoners who show good behavior.
The certificates of discharged of those freed were signed by CIW Chief, CTSSupt. Virginia S. Mangawit.
“They were granted a gratuity allowance for their transportation to their residences after conforming with the required documents and passing a COVID-19 virus test that yielded negative results,” BuCor added.
Last Sept. 15, three persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City were released and they also received financial assistance from the bureau.