As of April 27, 2020, BJMP records at least 195 inmates and at least 34 jail staff who had tested positive for the illness. Five jail personnel had recovered while none of the inmates have yet to be cleared of the illness.
The Philippines has a three-tiered prison system. Police lockups are the lowest tier. Jails run by the BJMP (data shown here) are for those awaiting trial, are currently being tried or serving short jail terms. Convicted prisoners who are serving sentences of three or more years are sent to facilities run by the Bucor.