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Former Government Official Beaten in Kerobokan Prison

The former head of the Department of Revenue, currently being held in Kerobokan prison, was badly beaten by inmates yesterday. The former Buleleng official, Nyoman Pastika, was taken to intensive care at Sanglah Hospital as a result of the beating. The head of the prison, IGN Wiratna, says he has received a full report of…

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Indonesia Struggles to Revamp ‘Hell-Hole’ Bali Prison

KEROBOKAN The sound of male inmates singing a hymn of repentance as others play tennis in a lush garden would have you believe Indonesia’s most infamous prison has been radically transformed. But those who spend time in Kerobokan prison on the holiday island of Bali say the jail is still a cesspool of bribery, drugs…

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13 Bali Inmates’ Prison Terms Extended for Murder of Detainee

Denpasar. The Denpasar District Court on Wednesday handed down extended prison terms ranging from eight months to four years to 13 inmates who killed a fellow detainee inside a Bali prison. The defendants were found guilty of murdering Edy Suwito, 28, a suspected cellphone thief who was put in Denpasar’s Kerobokan Prison because the Kuta…

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British Woman Stands Trial for Cocaine Smuggling in Bali

Britain’s Lindsay June Sandiford, center, is escorted by a plain clothes policeman as she arrives at a court for her first trial in Bali ob September 27, 2012. Sandiford, 56, was arrested by custom officials at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport in May after 4.7 kg of cocaine was seized from her suitcase, officials and police…

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DRUG DEALERS DISCLOSE PRISON CONNECTION

Another slap in the face for correctional facility that has recently been plagued by violence and riots. DENPASAR: Two alleged drug dealers arrested recently by Denpasar Police claim that they got their supplies from an inmate at Kerobokan prison, another slap in the face for the correctional facility that has recently been plagued by violence…

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Govt Seeks ‘Reciprocity’ on Corby Clemency

Editorial There’s well over 800 people behind bars in Kerobokan Prison, most of them serving stretches for drug abuse. Many remain drug-addicted, continual users, while there. In recent years prison officials have been tried and convicted for their roles in enabling the drugs supply into the jail. The prison authorities promised to clean up the…

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Kerobokan Pot Bust Opens Investigation On Prison Drug Ring

Denpasar. The Kerobokan prison in Bali confiscated 1.4 kilograms of marijuana in a raid on Friday, adding to a long list of cases where drugs have been distributed behind prison walls. Three inmates were detained for drug possession after the marijuana was found in a block inside the prison, chief warden Gusti Ngurah Wiratna said.…

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Pointless Prison – The Bali Times

There’s well over 800 people behind bars in Kerobokan Prison, most of them serving stretches for drug abuse. Many remain drug-addicted, continual users, while there. In recent years prison officials have been tried and convicted for their roles in enabling the drugs supply into the jail. The prison authorities promised to clean up the place…

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1.4 kg of marijuana seized at Kerobokan prison

Kuta: Officials at Kerobokan prison have confiscated 1.4 kilograms of marijuana belonging to three inmates in Block 1. The drugs were seized during a regular raid on Friday morning at 1 a.m. The prison warden, I Gusti Ngurah Wiratna, told Bali Daily on Friday that the 19 officials involved in the raid also found sharp…

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Drugs in Bali Prison

It has long been known that drugs are prevalent in Jakarta and Bali, but there is now evidence that other parts of the country are coming under the threat of this social menace at an increasing rate. The campaign to rid schools, universities and prisons of drugs appears to be a losing battle. On Friday,…

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Riot Repairs at Kerobokan Will Cost Rp 91b: Bali

Denpasar. Repairs to the notorious Kerobokan Prison after February’s prisoner-led takeover and arson will cost Rp 91 billion ($9.9 million), with the money needed immediately so work can begin, Bali officials say. The amount is almost 20 times the most recent estimate for repairs of Rp 5 billion, up from an initial estimate of Rp…

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Indonesia replaces top warden at riot-hit prison

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia replaced a top warden at a tense, overcrowded prison on Bali island Friday after days of rioting forced the transfers of dozens of foreign inmates, women and children. Tensions had eased, but all roads leading to the jail were blocked. Hundreds of security forces, backed by watercanons stationed outside the…

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Kerobokan Prison strives to eradicate illegal levies

In the aftermath of last week’s riot, which saw the prison being torched and its warden and chief security officer fired, Kerobokan Prison Authority marked the resumption of normal operations this week by declaring its commitment to eradicate various illegal levies previously imposed upon the inmates and their relatives. The illegal levies have been blamed…

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Claims Australian inmates intervened in Bali prison riot

The brother of an Australian prisoner on death row at Bali’s Kerobokan prison says some Australian prisoners helped prevent last week’s riot at the jail from becoming more violent. Michael Chan, the brother of Bali Nine member Andrew Chan, says some of the Australian prisoners protected the prison’s women’s quarter and the armoury section from…

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Inside Bali’s ‘Hotel Kerobokan’

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Feb 26, 2012 (AFP) – – Palm trees, lawns, a tennis court and room service: What at first glance looks like a cheap resort in a touristy corner of the Indonesian island of Bali is in fact a notorious jail. The Kerobokan prison — where sex and drugs are reportedly rampant among the…

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Bali’s Dark Side

By Luke Hunt Prisoners don’t normally illicit much sympathy. Their genuine gripes rarely receive the attention they deserve from the general public, who prefer to focus on the inadequacies of inmates and what they did to get behind bars in the first place. Their plight is deserved is the prevailing attitude. So it was in…

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Out of Control

Is no secret that when many prisoners are sentenced to time at Kerobokan Prison, or await execution there, their crimes do not stop while on the inside. The vastly overcrowded prison, which holds more than three times the inmates it was built for, is a hotbed for criminal activity, most notoriously involving the sale and…

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INSIDE BALI’S ‘HOTEL KEROBOKAN’

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Feb 26, 2012 (AFP) – – Palm trees, lawns, a tennis court and room service: What at first glance looks like a cheap resort in a touristy corner of the Indonesian island of Bali is in fact a notorious jail. The Kerobokan prison — where sex and drugs are reportedly rampant among the…

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How Things Went So Bad, So Fast At Bali Prison

Denpasar. Security forces were assessing the damage at Bali’s Kerobokan prison after storming it early on Wednesday to put down a riot that had raged through the night. Prisoners overwhelmed the paltry team of guards on duty late on Tuesday and took over the prison. They then set fire to all the offices in the…

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Rioting inmates seize control of Bali’s Kerobokan jail

Prisoners rioted at Bali’s Kerobokan Prison overnight. Picture: Bintoro Lukman S Source:The Daily Telegraph Prisoners rioted at Bali’s Kerobokan Prison overnight. Picture: Bintoro Lukman S Source: The Daily Telegraph By Malcolm Holland h.com.au/”>The Daily Telegraph February 22, 2012 4:28PM POLICE have regained control of the infamous Kerobokan prison in Bali after more than 10 hours…

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Another riot flares at Bali’s Kerobokan jail

ANOTHER riot has broken out at the violent overcrowded Balinese jail which is home to Schapelle Corby and the Bali 9. Police said some inmates tried to break through the front gates to escape Kerobokan State Penitentiary during the riot on Sunday afternoon. Badung Police chief Benny Arjanto told the Jakarta Globe newspaper the riot…

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The incident was the latest violent outburst at the jail.

Made Arya Kencana | February 20, 2012 Denpasar. Prisoners rioted at the Kerobokan State Penitentiary in Bali on Sunday, leading to damage at the jail and some inmates almost escaping, police said. Three inmates were arrested after police officers were deployed to quell the riot, Badung Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr, Benny Arjanto said. 

“We…

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Money rules in Kerobokan

A series of interviews with an inmate and a former inmate have revealed that Kerobokan Penitentiary, Bali’s largest and most overcrowded prison, is arguably also the country’s most comfortable prison, at least for inmates with a lot of cash to spare and share. Illegal levies are a common and accepted fact of life behind the…

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A court in Bali sentenced a police officer to five years in prison

A court in Bali sentenced a police officer to five years in prison on Friday for drug trafficking after he was caught last September with ecstasy pills and methamphetamine. Miftachul Huda, 33, an officer with the Bali Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob), was ruled by the Denpasar District Court to have brought the force into disrepute…

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Police to Get Prison Drug Raid Rights

DENPASAR Badung Police and Kerobokan jail authorities are negotiating a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a new joint bid to curb the drug trade being run from inside the jail and use of illegal drugs by prisoners. The seven-chapter MoU, which has been finalised but is awaiting sign-off by Bali Police lawyers, will govern cooperation…

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INSIDE HOTEL K, SCHAPELLE’S HELL ON EARTH

It’s a weird world in the hellhole that is Bali’s Kerobokan Prison – where vicious bashings, murders, rapes and overdoses co-exist with church services, romance, staged tennis games and bizarre publicity stunts. Corruption is a constant. For Schapelle Corby, the Bali Nine and other inmates, money can buy almost anything except the most important thing…

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