BJMP e-Dalaw: How To Request A Call For An Inmate

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Quezon City Jail launched on Thursday, October 13, 2011, the “Electronic Dalaw” (e-Dalaw) system which allows inmates to see and talk to their respective families, relatives and/or friends without having to leave the jail.

Through the help of donors and concerned groups, five computers with webcam and internet connection were provided to the Quezon City Jail.

The inmates can chat and make video calls to their loved ones through Skype for a maximum of 5 minutes per inmate, on a daily basis.

Inmates must wait in line and will be allowed entry to the Internet Room once their loved ones are already online.

The e-Dalaw program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. up to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday only.

Quezon City Jail Warden Superintendent Joseph Vela, who spearheads the project, said relatives of inmates who want to avail of the E-Dalaw program should send a request through email to one week before the intended Skype call.

The full name of the inmate plus the time and date when the call will be made must be specified in the email request.