ABOUT 30 inmates were injured in a commotion that occurred during a huge noise barrage held by inmates at the Makati City Jail Tuesday night that lasted until Wednesday morning.
Around 60 members of the Special Tactics and Response team of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), with the help of local police and firemen, responded to stop the protest of over 500 prisoners.
The inmates lamented the alleged anomalies in the penitentiary, including the selling of illegal drugs by BJMP employees, bad food and inhumane treatment of detainees.
The tension only eased at 6 a.m. on Wednesday when medical staff were allowed to enter the detention cells to aid the wounded prisoners.
Some inmates were transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa in Lower Bicutan, Taguig City (Metro Manila) following the tension.
Officials of the Makati City Jail have yet to release a statement on the incident, while the local government ordered the investigation of the inmates’ grievances.