AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE INTEGRATION OF FORMER INMATES INTO THE MAINSTREM OF SOCIETY
Sec. 1. title. - This Act shall be known as the "Magna Carta of Former Inmates."
Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. - The rights and privileges of inmates shall be guided by the following principles:
a.) Every person shall be treated with dignity and respect.
Inmates are part of Philippine society, thus the State shall give full support to their integration into the mainstream society. Toward this end the State shall adopt policies ensuring that they compete favorably for available oppurtunities.
b.) Former inmates should have the same rights as those upon termination of his ...view middle of the document...
RIGHTS OF FORMER INMATES
Sec. 5. Post-sentence Rehabilitation. - Former inmates whose sentence was terminated and have undergone a system of reformation during his/her stay in the penitentiary shall be entitled to post-sentence rehabilitation for their reintegration to mainstream society.
Sec. 6. Equal Oppurtunity for Employment. - No former inmate shall be denied access to opportunities for suitable emloyment, provided that he had shown exemplary behavior during the service of his sentence.
Sec. 7. Non-Discrimination of Former Inmates. - A former inmate shall be subject to the same terms and conditions of employment and the same compensation, privilege, benefits, incentives or allowances as any other employed person.
Sec. 8. Duties of Employers. - Employers shall give progress reports to the government agency concerned regarding the former inmate's work output.
Sec. 9. Obligations of Jail Wardens - It shall be the duty of the jail warden to provide an evaluation of inmates' behavior during his term in the penitentiary. He shall issue a certificate of good moral character for qualified former inmates for employment purposes.
DUTIES OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Sec. 10. Support Services from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. - The Department of Social Welfare and Development shall provide counseling services until appropriate authority shall have rendered the inmate to have sufficiently complied with such regimen.
It shall provide psychosocial counseling or skills training or...