“It is a step towards making prisons more humane,” social welfare officer Cherry Huet told IPS, as she watched inmates talk to their families and loved ones on the computer via Skype.
Huet, who works at the Correctional Insititute for Women (CIW), spent the past weeks interviewing inmates at the institute to find out who among them would benefit most from the new service.
According to the Bureau of Corrections, up to 40 percent of inmates never get visited by their families.
This is especially true for inmates who hail from provinces far from the capital Manila, where the jail is located.
For Filipinos born into very close-knit families, being able to keep in touch with relatives, even through virtual means, is very important.
HOWEVER, you should pretend that you are willing to pay (see later section)Immediately inform your social network friends and tell them the truth.Three weeks after giving birth in Quezon City Jail, she sent her daughter to live with her relatives in Iloilo – a province on an island roughly 480 kilometres away from Manila.Her only communication with her family was through snail mail, which reached her about once every three months.Also tell the scammer that you've already informed all your friends and they will not receive links from strangers. Use Google Search Engine to search your name and take down any videos, just in case Popular non-porn video sites such as You Tube strictly forbids pornographic videos, once reported it is taken down in a matter of minutes and the publisher will be banned.Even if the scammer does post the video, the damage can be well-contained.