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Hotel K – NEW BOOK – author interview

Australian Kathryn Bonella is the author of Hotel Kerobokan or Hotel K (U.K. Edition), a stark and no-punches-held expose of life behind the walls of Bali’s largest prison. Born in Australia where she studied journalism at the Royal Melbourne Institute…

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Violence reflects overcrowding at Kerobokan Prison

recent case, in which a prisoner was beaten to death by fellow inmates, reflects the Kerobokan Prison authority’s inability to cope with the institution’s chronic problems, in particular the problem of overcrowding. Designed to secure 300 prisoners, the prison now…

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Death upheld for Bali 9 Rush

DENPASAR Prosecutors argued before the Denpasar District Court on Monday that Australian Scott Rush, a member of the so-called Bali Nine drug-smuggling gang, should be executed no matter how small his part in the operation. They shot down testimony by…

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Bestseller – Hotel Kerobokan

OLITICS AND GOVERNMENT —– best seller list by Nielsen bookscan Hotel Kerobokan, Kathryn Bonella, Macmillan, $34.99 Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama, Text, $26.95 The Men Who Stare at Goats, Jon Ronson, Picador, $24.99 The Men Who Killed Qantas, Matthew…

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Bestseller

POLITICAL/SOCIAL SCIENCE BEST SELLERS -Data supplied by Nielsen Bookscan’s book monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide. Hotel Kerobokan Kathryn Bonella, Macmillan, $34.99 Dreams from My Father Barack Obama, Text Publishing, $26.95 The Men Who Stare at Goats Jon Ronson, Picador,…

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Bali prisoners `forced to sign’

DEBORAH Cassrels’ story (“Bali prisoners `forced to sign’ ”, 15/2) shows just how sensitive the latest Kerobokan Prison chief, Siswanto, is to material in my book Hotel Kerobokan. Through my own jail sources, I’ve been hearing for weeks now that…

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A glimpse inside holiday hellhole

Palm trees, lawns, a tennis court and room service: What at first glance looks like a cheap resort in Bali is in fact a notorious jail. Kerobokan Prison – where sex and drugs are reportedly rampant among the 1,015 inmates…

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The Sun herald

WHEN Schapelle Corby was arrested in Bali on drug-smuggling charges in 2004, Kathryn Bonella was one of the few journalists she agreed to speak to. At the time Bonella was working as a producer on 60 Minutes but moved to…

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ASIA: Getting the VIP treatment … in jail

JAKARTA, Jan 17 AAP – Visiting Indonesia? Why not pamper yourself with a luxurious five-star suite at one of the country’s prisons?
You’ll have to commit a serious crime to get in, of course. But once you’re in, you’re in for…

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TVNZ.co.nz

For most people, Bali is paradise on earth, a place of sun and surf and steamy nights of dancing and abandon. But for the 1000 odd inmates of Kerobokan Prison Bali is hell on earth – a place of murder,…

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SATURDAY EXTRACT

WALLED HELL … For inmates of Kerobokan life is just a nightmare Bali’s prison is a furnace of sex, drugs and brutality. KEROBOKAN Prison’s walls touch paradise – surrounded by sun-kissed beaches, luxury villas and the best restaurants in Bali’s…

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Sex and drugs at Hotel Kerobokan

SEX, drugs and corruption. These are common issues plaguing prisons the world over. Now an Australian journalist and author has come out with a book on the goings on in Bali’s Kerobokan prison. “Hotel Kerobokan” is the product of 18…

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Life is cheap in Bali jail hellhole

Bali’s Kerobokan Prison is home to Australians Schapelle Corby and the Bali Nine. KATHRYN BONELLA reveals in a new book the daily hardships faced by Corby and Bali Nine inmates Scott Rush and Renae Lawrence SCOTT RUSH “I got a…

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Corby’s world of drugs, sex, murder

HANGING murders, corruption, paid sex and widespread drug abuse are part of everyday life in the Indonesian jail housing Schapelle Corby and the Bali Nine. A new book by Corby biographer Kathryn Bonella gives a rare insight into the lives…

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