In a report on GMA News’ “24 Oras,” NBP superintendent Richard Schwarzkopf Jr. said construction materials for wealthy inmates’ kubol or special holding areas would also no longer be allowed to enter the prison.
“Hindi muna natin pinapapasok ‘yung construction materials if it is intendend para doon sa ating personal inmates natin doon sa loob. May mga pinapasok tayo diyan, ito ‘yung mga project na ng Bureau of Corrections,” Schwarzkopf said.
He has also imposed stricter rules against cellphone and Internet use inside NBP.
Drug convicts were also found to be transacting drug deals from inside the penitentiary.
Schwarzkopf said on Monday that he is going to reshuffle officials and jail guards at the penitentiary to avoid too much familiarity with the inmates.
“Magkakaroon tayo ng movement ng personnel sa rank and file to avoid familiarization of our personnel s ating mga inmates,” he explained in a report on 24 Oras.
He added that instilling the value of honesty among the Bilibid personnel is key to eradicate illegal activities such as prostitution and drug trade and ensure tight security inside the penitentiary.