• Protect the public and prevent crimes in partnership with stakeholders by providing persons under custody opportunities for reformation, decent environment and secure settings.



    • Corrections system that promotes a safer community, adheres to international standards and represents exemplary public service.



    The Bureau of Corrections is mandated by law to accomplish its twin objectives - The Effective Rehabilitation and Safekeeping of National Prisoners



    1. Safe keep prisoners convicted by courts three (3) years and one (1) day and above to serve sentence in prison.
    2. Keep prisoners from committing crimes while in BuCor's custody.
    3. Provide inmates basic needs as human being.
    4. Ensure rehabilitation programs are made available to the inmates for their physical, intellectual and spiritual development.
    5. Develop livelihood programs to assist inmates earn a living and develop their skills while in prison.


The Correctional System in the Philippines is composed of six agencies under three distinct and separate departments of the national government:



DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT - under this are the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) which runs the city, municipal, and district jails; and the provincial jails through their respective provincial governments.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT - under this is Juvenile and Justice Welfare Council which oversees the rehabilitation of young offenders.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - under this are the Bureau of Corrections, Parole and Probation Administration and the Board of Pardons and Parole.

Offenders convicted by the courts to serve sentences of three years or more are kept at the prison facilities of the bureau of corrections: they are classified as national prisoners. those meted with lighter sentences, as well as those with pending cases before the regional trial courts, are confined in provincial jails under the local government; while those awaiting trial in municipal trial courts or serving light penalties (e.g., infraction of city or municipal ordinances) are detained in city, municipal or district jails under the bureau of jail management and penology. juvenile delinquents are normally sent to youth rehabilitation centers under the juvenile justice and welfare council pursuant to R.A. 9344 unless the sentencing judge specifically orders for them to be confined at the national penitentiary, as in cases where the juvenile convict acted with discernment or the offense committed was grave.