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BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS - (BuCor)



MANDATE and FUNCTIONS

The BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS is an agency under the Department of Justice that is charged with custody and rehabilitation of national offenders, that is, those sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment of more than three (3) years.

To carry out its mandate, the Bureau undertakes the following:

  • Confine persons convicted by the courts to serve a sentence in national prisons.
  • Keep prisoners from committing crimes while in custody.
  • Provide humane treatment by supplying the inmates' basic needs and implementing a variety of rehabilitation programs designed to change their pattern of criminal or anti-social behavior.
  • Engage in agro-industrial projects for the purpose of developing prison lands and resources into productive bases or profit centers, developing and employing inmate manpower skills and labor, providing prisoners with a source of income and augmenting the Bureau's yearly appropriations.


MISSION

Effective safekeeping and rehabilitation of national prisoners.


VISION

Improved national prisons conducive to the reformation and rehabilitation of inmates that will bring them back into the mainstream of society as useful citizens of the country.


ORGANIZATION

Headed by a Director, the BuCor has an authorized strength of 2,362 employees, 61% of whom are custodial officers, 33% are administrative personnel and 6% are members of the medical staff.

The agency has seven (7) operating units located nationwide, namely:

  1. The New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City;
  2. The Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City;
  3. Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan;
  4. Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Occidental Mindoro;
  5. San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm in Zamboanga City;
  6. Leyte Regional Prison in Abuyog, Leyte; and
  7. Davao Prison and Penal Farm in Panabo, Davao Province.

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Contact Information:

Department of Justice
DOJ Building
Padre Faura
Manila, Philippines 1004
Tel. No. +63 (2) 523 8481

http://www.doj.gov.ph

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