The main purpose of this study is to the determine
the impact of Covid-19 health protocols implemented on
security in Balaoan District Jail.
Specifically, it sought to determine the level of
implementation of Covid – 19 health protocols in
Balaoan District Jail and the effects of Covid-19 health
protocols to the security of PDLs in Balaoan District Jail.
This study used a mixed method of qualitative and
quantitative research. It consists collecting and analyzing
both quantitative (closed-ended) and qualitative (openended) data in determining the impact of Covid-19
health protocols in Balaoan District Jail and its effects to
the security of PDLS.
Based on the findings, the health protocols set by
the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) were being
observed in Balaoan District Jail and Covid-19 affects
not only the health but also the mentality of the PDLs.
This implies that Covid-19 really has a great impact
in the security of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL)
especially in terms of their health and psychological wellbeing.
It is recommended that Balaoan District Jail may
innovate the visitation process. Strengthening the Edalaw thru video call, hire additional personnel to
supplement the needed number of Jail personnel and
restrictions of personnel movement during off duty to
prevent possible contact with Covid-19 positive outside.
Keywords : PDL, Health Protocols, Impact, Balaoan District Jai