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Gang leaders keep peace, order in undermanned, underfunded jails

(Last of two parts) The woes hounding the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)---including a congestion rate of 612 percent, jail guard shortage of 55,270, and measly budget of P60 to feed each inmate three times a day---are warnings of disaster. But while the lack of funds and personnel could lead to a breakdown of order in the overcrowded jails, the inmates themselves try to keep the peace through a gang system with the blessing of jail officials. The mayores system is often run by gang le

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