In his effort to project a wholesome image of the Cagayan de Oro City Jail-Male Dorm, city jail chief initiated a video presentation showcasing talents of the inmates.
Dubbed, “A Tribute to Francis M,” Jail Superintendent Clint Russel A. Tangeres, City Jail Warden, said the video, a dance remix, is uploaded to a website and is already reaping some positive comments.
An interview, on the other hand, is scheduled for airing as segment presentation of a local television program.
Tangeres said he wants to demonstrate the jail management’s concern for the rehabilitation and development of the inmates in line with the Bureau’s mission and vision and in preparation of the inmates’ eventual reintegration to community once released.
Likewise, he wants to showcase some concrete undertakings toward inmates’ rehabilitation.
With the implementation of the Inmates’ Welfare Development, the city jail has launched activities and projects on aesthetics, formative education, health care, socio-cultural, and economics.
The YouTube posting is just one of the planned endeavors toward that end, said Tangeres.
Ultimately, Tangeres expressed his desire to change the public view of jails as a dangerous place.
“The inmates may have done wrong,” he quips, “but they are humans with their talents and skills intact.” (BJMP 10)