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City Jail implements innovative measures to combat extreme heat

Beat the Heat

Cagayan de Oro City – The Cagayan de Oro City Jail-Male Dormitory (CDOCJ-MD) under the dynamic leadership of JSUPT WILLIAM T MANENGYAO, DPA, City Jail Warden, has initiated proactive measures to safeguard the welfare of both jail officers and persons deprived of liberty (pdl) during periods of extreme heat.

With rising temperatures posing challenges to the well-being of individuals in carceral facilities, the city jail warden has spearheaded an innovative approach to mitigate the effects of excessive heat within the city jail premises. Recognizing the importance of preventive measures, the city jail has implemented a series of initiatives aimed at ensuring the comfort and safety of all individuals under its care. His vision encompasses not only the duty to uphold security and order but also a deep commitment to the humane treatment of those within the correctional system. Through his leadership, the City Jail has introduced strategic interventions to address the risks associated with extreme heat, thereby fostering a healthier environment for both personnel and pdl.

These initiatives include:

  1. Info drive on heat related diseases and its preventive measures
  2. Portable drinking waters and refreshers to maintain hydration
  3. Allows fans to aid ventilation
  4. Monitoring the proper hygiene of pdl particular to taking bath
  5. Open areas were mostly shade by shade nets for them to participate sports amidst the heat peak time

Despite the scorching heat of the sun, individuals who are incarcerated continue to engage in outdoor activities. This is possible as long as they ensure they stay hydrated, as it aids them in coping with the high temperatures.

JSUPT WILLIAM T MANENGYAO, DPA, expressed his steadfast commitment to upholding the welfare and dignity of all individuals under the custody of the City Jail. He emphasized the importance of proactive measures in safeguarding the health and well-being of both personnel and pdl, reaffirming the City Jail’s dedication to providing humane and dignified treatment to all.

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