The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) is the government agency responsible for directing, supervising and controlling all district, city and municipal jails. It has rules and procedures that all jail officials must follow, covering commitment, classification, treatment, control, movement and transfer of prisoners and detainees. 

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is a bureau under the Department of Justice tasked to implement institutional rehabilitation programs for national offenders, ensure humane confinement, and rehabilitate of criminal offenders. It implements its own rules and procedures under the Manual of the Bureau of Corrections for its personnel, while setting the standard for humane treatment of prisoners. 

The Bureau of Child and Youth Welfare provides treatment for the rehabilitation of minors or children over nine years but under 18 at the time of the commission of the offense. 

Provincial Governments supervise and control provincial jails (104 in all), including sub-provincial jails.

The Parole and Probation Administration (PPA), created pursuant to PD 968, and amended under EO 292, supervises prisoners who have been released and  who are serving part of their sentences in parole or conditional pardon. 


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