TACLOBAN CITY- Prisoners at the Samar Provincial Jail are calling for the ouster of their jail warden whom they accused of string of violations against them.
The more than 300 prisoners wrote a letter dated April 17 to Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan and Vice Gov. Stephen James Tan seeking for the ouster of jail warden Victor Templonuevo.
The prisoners accuses Templonuevo of various allegations which include reducing the cost of their daily meals to P21 from P35; inhuman or degrading punishments; providing special treatment to certain prisoners and immorality involving some jail guards.
“We are being treated worst than criminals and being judged as guilty of (the crimes imputed against us),” Renato Baleros, one of the prisoners who signed the petition and a member of Anti Repression and Corruption Committee of Samar Province, said.
As of posting, it was not yet known what were the actions taken by Gov. Tan on the call of the prisoners against Templonuevo.
Templonuevo could not also be contacted for his reactions on the allegations hurled against him by the inmates.