BJMP is mandated to direct, supervise and control the administration and operation of all district, city and municipal jails nationwide with pronged tasks of safekeeping and development of inmates.


  • In line with it’s mission, the Jail Bureau endeavors to perform the following functions:
  • Formulate policies and guidelines in the administration of all district, city, and municipal jails nationwide;
  • Implement strong security measures for the control of inmates;
  • Provide for the basic needs of inmates;
  • Conduct activities for the development of inmates;
  • Improve jail facilities; and,
  • Promote the general welfare and development of personnel.
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