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Bali Nine member weds in Kerobokan Prison

Bali Nine member Martin Stephens has married his Balinese sweetheart in a prison ceremony. The wedding was held in Kerobokan Prison’s church on Monday in front of about 100 guests, including the groom’s parents, Bill and Michelle Stephens, and members…

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Bali jail torture

BALINESE police are investigating the 12- hour torture and murder of a prisoner by other inmates in the jail where Aussie drug smuggler Schapelle Corby is being held. Police asked why prison guards did not stop the extended torture of…

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Phone Theft Suspect Dies in Bali Prison

Edi Suwito, 28, a suspect in a case of mobile phone theft, was found dead in a cell at Bali’s Kerobokan prison before dawn on Thursday morning. Police said Edi’s body bore signs of assault, leading them to question the…

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No child’s play in this hell hole

IT’S home to Schapelle Corby, the Bali Nine and the worst of the Indonesian island’s population. Now, Lewis Mason will be the latest to check into the hell hole that is Kerobokan prison. It’s a dysfunctional society — even the…

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Bali Prison Secures Rp 2.8b in Funding for Repairs

Denpasar. The government has earmarked Rp 2.8 billion ($325,000) to rehabilitate Bali’s Kerobokan prison, which was damaged during a riot in June. “We received the funds last week,” said Siswanto, head of the penitentiary, adding that the money came from…

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Drug Raid Triggers Bali Prison Riot June

A prison riot broke out at Kerobokan Penitentiary in Denpasar, Bali after dozens of angry inmates wreaked havoc during a drug raid conducted by prison officials and the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) on Saturday. The riot started at 1 a.m.…

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THE JAKARTA POST

Luh De Suriyani, The Jakarta Post, Denpasar | Mon, 10/31/2011 9:50 PM| Real estate woes are hampering the construction of a women’s prison, a senior official says. “We are ready to start the construction stage this year because we have…

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Bali to have drug rehabilitation center

Ni Komang Erviani, The Jakarta Post, Denpasar Bali National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has agreed to establish a drug rehabilitation center in Bangli regency, the second of its kind in the country after Lido in Sukabumi, West Java. Ketut Budiarta, chairman…

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IRISH EXAMINER REVIEW – HOTEL K

FIRST THOUGHTS Saturday, April 16, 2011 Review: Jennifer Hough Kathryn Bonella Quercus €12.99, eBook (price unavailable) IN 2005, 27 year-old Schapelle Corby was sentenced to 20 years in an Indonesian prison for smuggling 4.2kg of marijuana into Bali. Despite her…

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Kerobokan Penitentiary Over Capacity

Yesterday, 25 members of the House of Representatives (DPR) from the Commission III paid an an unannounced visit to Kerobokan prison to check the state of the inmates. Lead by Fahri Hamzah and accompanied by the head of Kerobokan penitentiary…

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Schapelle & the Bali Nine’s Bizarre Prison Life

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…

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Schapelle Corby clemency wait

Her hair was all burnt. She refused to tell me what happened’ It’s been a year since Schapelle Corby lodged a bid for clemency on her 20-year sentence. Since then her family has remained silent, desperate to secure her release.…

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Bali’s Hotel California is a jail

Bali’s notorious prison Kerobokan or Hotel K has prisoners of different nationalities. Only few manage to check out of this hellhole, where drugs, rape and instances of corruption are an everyday affair. Ex-Aussie journalist Kathryn Bonella spent several months in…

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Police to Get Prison Drug Raid Rights

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…

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NEWS of the World Review – HOTEL K; BOOKS

HOTEL K is the ironic nickname given to Kerobokan Jail, Bali’s most notorious prison. Home to some violent and dangerous criminals as well as petty crooks, Hotel K has housed everyone from the Bali Bombers to Gordon Ramsay’s druggie brother…

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Hotel K

HOTEL K is the ironic nickname given to Kerobokan Jail, Bali’s most notorious prison. Home to some violent and dangerous criminals as well as petty crooks, Hotel K has housed everyone from the Bali Bombers to Gordon Ramsay’s druggie brother…

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