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[Act No. 1587, (1907-01-25)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l4fc9)
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[ Act No. 1587, January 25, 1907 ]

AN ACT AMENDING ACT NUMBERED FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF PROVINCIAL JAILS AND OF THE PRISONERS THEREIN," SO AS TO EMPOWER PROVINCIAL BOARDS TO CAUSE PRISONERS TO CLEAN, CARE FOR, OR REPAIR PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION  1. Section thirteen of Act Numbered Four hundred and thirteen, entitled "An Act providing for the control and management of provincial jails and of the prisoners therein," is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 13. The provincial board may in its discretion cause any or all able-bodied male prisoners, except such as are held as witnesses or awaiting trial, to work upon any of the public roads or highways or other public works, or to clean, tare for, or repair public buildings and grounds, in the province where such prisoners are confined. Such work shall be done under the direction and control of the officer or officers in change of such works, buildings,  grounds: Provided, That while so employed the prisoners shall wear the regular prison garb and shall continue to be sufficiently and properly guarded by the jailor or his deputies, or by the Philippines Constabulary if available for that purpose."
SEC. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, January 25, 1907.

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