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Corruption and dysfunction in Indonesian prisons

1st September 2017

The New York Times reported that “[Indonesian] prisons are overcrowded and have far too few guards. Corrupt staff members provide wealthier inmates with drugs, outings and even prostitutes, say analysts who have studied the corrections system. And guards have been accused of complicity in some escapes and incompetence in others, including the one at Kerobokan, which has become the latest symbol of the system’s many woes.”

“It sadly does reflect the dysfunction,” said Leopold Sudaryono, an Indonesian doctoral scholar in criminology at Australian National University.

Leo is a PhD student at RegNet investigating ways to improve the management of criminal justice systems, including prisons, in Indonesia.

You can catch him talking about his research on 6 September at 6pm, as he is a finalist in the ANU three minute thesis competition.

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet