Cebu Province is a First Provincial income class island province. It is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines. One of the challenges of the highly urbanized province is the overcrowded prison. Congestion is rampant in the prisonfacilities in the province, to which no known solution has been conducted. The study intends to provide a potential and rational solution to the said crisis.
With the rise of inmate population each year, the jail has well over exceeded its ideal population. Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) has cells allotted to contain 20 inmates each. As of 2016 each cell now has 30-40 inmates per cell. Cebu City Jail, designed to contain 600 inmates now has 5 times that number, with 3,102 detainees. Prison congestion is perilous to the health and safety of the inmates. Respiratory problems arise due to lack of space.
Numerous convicts have developed and/or contacted serious illnesses. Instead of rehabilitating, it provides suffering, for those affected. The daring innovation drives the ordinary mind into creating conventional solution. The structure at sea is an Offshore Prison Facility that would be a potential alternative in order to reduce the congestion of inmates living in land based prison facilities. Through the use of the vast waters surrounding Cebu, the offshore facility will be a prospective solution to accommodate the excess convicts in the province. Various countries have already made efforts in creating their own offshore prison facility. One is Vernon C.
Bain Correctional Center, a 800-bed jail barge used to hold convicts for the New York City Department of Corrections. This study will be conducted in orderto provide an Offshore Prison Facility design that willserve as an alternative to land based prison. The designed facility willpotentially solve the existing dilemmas of land base prisons facilities such asprison congestion and the lack of facilities. It will be constructed to accommodatethe existing inmates accordingly and to provide more spaces for additionalinmates.
This study discusses the findings toestablish and determine factors and advantages for the study.