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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MANILA1944 2006-05-05 06:43 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Manila
VZCZCXRO4937
RR RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHML #1944 1250643
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 050643Z MAY 06
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0861
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
RUEABND/DEA WASHDC
RUEAWJB/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEAHLC/DHS WASHINGTON DC
RUCNFB/FBI WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS MANILA 001944

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/MTS, S/CT/CHANDLER, INR/EAP/SEA,
STATE FOR INL/C/CP, AND INL/AAE/PRAHAR/FLOOD/KAPOYOS
STATE FOR DS/DSS/ATA, DS/IP/EAP, DS/IP/EAP
JAKARTA FOR ICITAP/HARDGROVE
BANGKOK FOR ILEA
DOJ FOR ICITAP
DEA FOR A/AD/OI/OE/OIE/OEE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER KCRM KJUS PREL KCOR PGOV PINS ASEC RP
SUBJECT: JAIL MANAGEMENT SEMINAR ADVANCES LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORM EFFORTS

REF: A. MANILA 1595
¶B. MANILA 1587
¶C. MANILA 1075
¶D. 05 MANILA 5373
¶E. 05 MANILA 3338

¶1. (U) Summary. A week-long S/CT-funded seminar on Advanced
Jail Management that concluded on April 28 was a crucial
effort in Mission’s support of law enforcement reform in the
Philippines in general and of the Philippine National
Police’s ongoing Transformation Project in particular.

¶2. (U) In 2005, an INL-led assessment of Philippine law
enforcement (ref E) concluded that jail management was one
area in which the U.S. could make an important difference in
the Philippines, and an advanced management seminar was a
necessary first step. The PNP’s transformation program,
inaugurated shortly after the INL assessment and in part as a
response to it, also stressed jail management.

¶3. (U) The participants in the April seminar were leading
officers with detention responsibilities, including wardens
and senior management officials, at the Bureau of Jail
Management and Penology (BJMP), PNP, and the Department of
Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The seminar, which
S/CT funded, was led by two ICITAP instructors, Michael
Cooksey and Charles Ryan.

¶4. (U) The Advanced Jail Management seminar also allowed
Mission to continue its use of law enforcement reform efforts
as a vehicle for supporting human rights issues. In November
2005, Mission sponsored an Anti-Trafficking in Persons
seminar, which USAID funded, for officers of the PNP’s Women
and Children Concerns Division, linking our law enforcement
and human rights efforts (ref D). By engaging the DSWD,
which is responsible for juvenile detention, as part of this
seminar, Mission was able to use these reform efforts in a
similar fashion, highlighting our ongoing human rights
concerns for children in jail in the Philippines (refs A-C).

¶5. (U) The seminar participants and leaders also identified
possible next steps in our engagement with jail reform, for
which we will seek INL funding. These include: the
installation of an Automated Fingerprint Identification
System (AFIS) at the BJMP; the installation of
prisoner-tracking software similar to that being used now in
Iraq; crisis-response training; and, a seminar dedicated to
updating the BJMP Operations Manual. Our efforts have also
stimulated interest from the Australian, Canadian, and U.K.
Missions, which are potential partners in some of these
future projects.

Kenney

   

 

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