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 prison
facilities 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 order
to provide an Offshore Prison Facility design that will
serve as an alternative to land based prison. The designed facility will
potentially solve the existing dilemmas of land base prisons facilities such as
prison congestion and the lack of facilities.
It will be constructed to accommodate
the existing inmates accordingly and to provide more spaces for additional
This study discusses the findings to
establish and determine factors and advantages for the study.