City jail has new jail warden PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 January 2012 14:25

Chief Insp. Julius Arro has been appointed Officer-in-Charge of the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center replacing Sr.  Supt. Ester Pepito who was promoted to a higher position based in the National Capital Region.

Arro assumed the post in a symbolic turnover ceremony last January 20, 2012.

Arro is a native of Iloilo City and has served as warden there for 10 years. Before his new post here, he served as Chief of Staff at the regional office of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology based in Pagadian City. He was  jail warden in Region 12 before he was designated as deputy warden in Zamboanga City Jail.

Arro said the city jail’s population of inmates at present is 964.

He said high risk inmates are properly segregated for easy identification.  “One of our concerns is to assist them during court hearings to avoid any eventualities,” Arro  explained.

The new jail warden said that despite the big population, space and security will be well provided under his term.

Last year there was an escape attempt by a high risk inmate, who jumped over the fence.

“This inmate is well taken cared off now, closely monitored and undergoing continuous evaluation for his state of mind,” Arro said.

He commended Mayor Celso Lobreget for the support and for the priority project of installing CCTV surveillance cameras within the jail premises.
“This is really a great help in the monitoring or surveillance and to keep the place secure,” Arro said. — Albert Luna