(Eagle News)–Suspended Bureau of Corrections legal affairs unit chief Fredric Anthony Santos does not believe Good Conduct Time Allowances can be sold at a price for the release of inmates.
In an ambush interview on Thursday, Sept. 12, Santos said he first heard about the so-called GCTA for sale in the Senate inquiry into the problems in the BuCor.
But Santos admitted during the Senate joint hearing into problems in BuCor that there was corruption there.
Under questioning by Lacson, Santos said some keepers who are in charge of making sure the inmates are there would receive P500 to P1000 from convicts they catch using a cellphone, or having a drinking session, among others, in exchange for the non-filing of charges against them.
Santos admitted money was also given to some BuCor personnel for food, extension of visiting hours, among others.
“So talamak,” Lacson said.