Enhanced Prisoner’s Support and Engagement Program

The pandemic has limited our social contact with one another, and this is especially true in prisons. The long periods of restriction and suspension of in-person visits have severely impacted prisoners’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being. To help female detainees gain easier access to friends, family and legal representatives, Zonta Club of Cebu II, Philippines, expanded their Prisoner’s Support and Engagement program by donating laptops, computers and data packages.

These donations will help the prisoners have “face-to-face” interactions with their legal representations and friends and families. The prison staff has reported to the club that the new technolog will alleviate the prisoners’ homesickness and depression and help them reintegrate into society after they’re released. Most importantly, the consistent online consultation with their legal representatives will ensure the prisoners’ right to a speedy administration of justice.