Leaving jail has proven to be more challenging because persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) remain prisoners of the social stigma that stops them from living everyday life.
The ban on in-person visits was imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19. No one thought the set up would last so long, however.
Fines from lockdown arrests have bled poor Filipinos dry while the rich and famous get wrist slaps for similar offenses. Calls for a different approach grow louder as the pandemic lockdown enters its second year.
Ito ang kwento ng dalawang ina na bilanggo ng kanilang pagdurusa. Bukod sa kalituhang dulot ng pandemya, naghihinagpis si Marites Asis bunsod ng kawalang-hustisya na dinanas ng kanyang anak na babae at ng yumaong apo na si River. Si Barbara Ruth Angeles nama’y namatayan ng anak na babae habang nasa kalagitnaan ng laban para mapalaya ang anak na lalaki na nasa kulungan.