Jail Decongestion Program

HLAF's Jail Decongestion Program (JD) has run since HLAF's establishment and has since evolved from a traditional lawyering project into an alternative lawyering program.

We decongest jails not only by providing legal and paralegal assistance to PDLs but we also focus on improving the perspective, attitudes and knowledge of duty-bearers and the community.

Our Jail Decongestion Stories

dignity through freedom

Ang Mapagligtas na Karanasan

As we support Prison Awareness Sunday and the National Correctional Consciousness Week, here’s HLAF’s exceptional story of Kuya Freddie. For many reasons, Alfredo has often

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Our Accomplishments

1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021


were released through the combined efforts of the partners jails, PDL volunteers and HLAF volunteers, interns and staff

PDL Volunteers

trained as paralegals to provide paralegal services to their fellow PDLs.

community volunteers

trained, capacitated and empowered to provide support to PDLs in their areas.