BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Jail Superintendent Andrew Tauli, Bataan District Jail provincial warden, wants lawful marriage for inmates who have partners.
A week ago, 12 pairs of inmates were married inside the district jail officiated by Mayor Francis Garcia and in coordination with the Iglesia ni Cristo.
“Since I assumed post here a year ago last September, I have already inititaed 3 batch of marriages for inmates”, he said.
“Married in the first batch were around 40 pairs, and the second batch about 30 pairs”, he said.
“Although incarcerated, I want them to start righteous living as part of their total reformation here. And this is one way, for them to be lawfully married to their respective partners”, said Tauli, an active INC member.
“They are 40 conjugal rooms here inside the jail, which the inmates are using to spend private moments with their respective spouses”, he added.
“As much as possible, I want inmates using the conjugal rooms to be with their lawful partners”, he also said.
In his message to the newly wed inmates during the ceremony, Tauli said marriage comes with responsibilty, a legal bind between two people.
“Marriage is a contract between two people, so there is reposibility involved”, he advised to inmates.
Tauli also disclosed to this writer that there are livelihood projects for inmates inside the jail. “Inmates are earning here”, he concluded.