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DOJ Reaffirms Commitment to Humane Treatment of Inmates with Medical Mission at Women’s Prison

MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reaffirmed its commitment to the rights and well-being of persons deprived of liberty (PDL) through a medical mission conducted at the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City. This initiative is part of a broader effort by the Philippine government to ensure the humane treatment and rehabilitation of inmates.

According to Philippines News Agency, the mission was organized as part of the Marcos administration's dedication to human rights. She emphasized that individuals incarcerated are not inherently bad but have made poor decisions and deserve a chance to reform and reintegrate into society. Gutierrez stated that under the leadership of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and DOJ Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla, the department is focused on upholding and enhancing the rights of PDLs.

The medical mission at CIW, held under the theme "Empowering Women Behind Bars: Providing Compassionate Care and Support," was aligned with the celebration of National Women's Month. It offered free health consultations, screenings, and access to medical professionals for the inmates at the facility's maximum security camp.

DOJ Secretary Remulla noted that the initiative extends beyond mere healthcare provision; it is about restoring dignity to women inmates and underscoring that justice includes the health and well-being of those within prison walls.