Stop dehumanizing inmates, De Lima tells PH gov

Senator Leila de Lima urged the government to decongest jails and address other complex needs of the correctional sector.

The conditions in our jails, said the abogado, dehumanizes inmates and reflects a “condemnation of humanity.”

“Each society should be judged by the value it puts on human dignity and human conscience. Failing on this score is to brutalize the human spirit and humanity,” she said in her recent Dispatch from Crame No. 625.

De Lima asserted the universal principle of restorative and rehabilitative justice that says persons deprived of liberty should be treated “with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person” according to United Nations protocols.

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