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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 of the so-called Bali Nine drug ring. Stephens and his bride, Kristin Puspayanti, were both…

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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 the inmate, a 28-year-old man who had been in Kerobokan Prison for one day, by…

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Prisoner Died After Hours of Torture by Cellmates: Bali Police

Denpasar. Bali Police are investigating a group of 13 inmates at the notorious Kerobokan Penitentiary over the brutal murder of another inmate there. Adj. Sr. Comr. Benny Arjanto, the Badung district police chief, said on Tuesday that the 13 men were believed to have assaulted the victim, Edi Suwito, 28, over a 12-hour period on…

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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 six other occupants of his cell. Edi had only been in the prison a day,…

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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 boss Governor Siswanto was too scared to enter the main compound after a recent riot.…

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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 this year’s revised state budget. Siswanto said it would mostly be used to pay for…

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Bali update Editor: Death Row at Bali`s Kerobokan Prison

Bali’s chronically over-crowded Kerobokan prison, scene of a prison riot in June 2011, saw a new outbreak of violence result in the death of an inmate on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. The prison facility was built for 323 inmates but is now filled to overflowing with 1,056 inmates, with large groups of prisoners occupying cells…

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Inmates riot following failed transport of drug convict

Ni Komang Erviani, Contributor, Denpasar | Sun, 06/26/2011 8:00 AM Hundreds of inmates at Kerobokan prison went on a violent rampage at dawn Saturday following a botched attempt by National Anti-narcotics Body (BNN) officers to transport a convicted drug dealer. Inmate A Riadi was a former member of the elite police counterterrorism squad Densus 88…

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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. after BNN’s officers, with the prison director, Siswanto, started sweeping cells looking for drugs. BNN…

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Prisoners riot at Schapelle Corby Bali jail after drug raid

PRISONERS at a notorious jail on the Indonesian island of Bali have rioted after attacking a warden and an anti-narcotics official who were trying to nab a suspected drug dealer. Dozens of inmates went on the rampage at the Kerobokan prison in the early hours before police and prison guards quelled the unrest. “We were…

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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 already acquired the necessary funding. However, we have yet to get the land required for…

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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 of BNN’s Bali office, told The Jakarta Post on Thursday that the planned center would…

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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 unwavering pleas of innocence, the beautician from Australia’s Gold Coast, is serving out her time…

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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 Mr. Siswanto, and Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Bali officer Taswem Tarib, the…

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San Fernando Valley man leaves drug trail from Bali to West Hills backyard

By Kevin Modesti Staff Writer Last summer, LAPD detectives discovered millions of dollars worth of marijuana plants hidden in O’Melveny Park in Granada Hills. Little seemed to be known about the lone individual charged in the unusual case. Since then, a tantalizing picture has emerged of 50-year-old suspect Natale “Mike” Gabriele. The huge outdoor marijuana-…

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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 Bali Nine and other inmates, money can buy almost anything except the most important thing…

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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. But fears for her sister have forced Mercedes to reveal to New Idea the disturbing…

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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 Indonesia to lay bare their stories Melbourne resident Kathryn Bonella chanced upon Hotel K when…

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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 has been finalised but is awaiting sign-off by Bali Police lawyers, will govern cooperation between…

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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 Ronnie. Kathryn Bonella leaves no stone unturned in her exploration of the history of this…

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HOTEL K man arrested in $24 million drug bust.

For weeks, LAPD narcotics officers kept watch over hundreds of marijuana plants they had discovered in O’Melveny Park in Granada Hills, hoping to catch the person cultivating them. They would hike the mile and a half from the parking lot and wait in the bushes. A man showed up Aug. 12 and began tending the…

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$24 million worth of marijuana seized; one held in Granada Hills.

Thousands of pot plants found in park DISCOVERY: $24 million worth of marijuana seized; one held in Granada Hills. The grass was growing high at O’Melveny Park in Granada Hills this summer, but don’t blame groundskeepers at the rugged city facility. Authorities this week destroyed nearly 3,000 marijuana plants valued at $24 million that towered…

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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 Ronnie. Kathryn Bonella leaves no stone unturned in her exploration of the history of this…

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Kerobokan: A prime Resort for Long-Stay Aussies

By Novar Caine The way things are going, the government may have to build a prison just for Australians. Kerobokan Jail, where the inmates are packed in like sardines, is filling up with them. It looks like there’s more on the way. “It wasn’t mine, Guv,” was the proverbial plea we heard at the weekend…

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Bali Nine mum ‘funded son’s habit’ in Kerobokan Prison

Mum sent $2000 at times to fund habit Requests from son sent her bankrupt THE Sunshine Coast mother of a Bali Nine prisoner says she went bankrupt after funding her son’s use of drugs in Kerobokan jail. As the group’s ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s death sentence appeal is due to resume in Bali…

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