Mukhlis Dinillah, Bandung – The West Java Ministry of Justice and Human Rights representative office has found signs of deviant sex being committed by inmates at a number of correction
Criminal Justice & Legal System
July 8, 2019
July 2, 2019
Glery Lazuardi, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition is calling on the government to postpone the ratification of the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) because it still contains articles on
June 26, 2019
Tassia Sipahutar, Jakarta – Indonesian prisons are overflowing with convicts and authorities worried about their negative influence on city dwellers are exploring shifting them to some
June 25, 2019
Due to the country's increasingly conservative political atmosphere, officials in Muslim-majority Indonesia can rarely go wrong by pushing for more religious studies and requirements.
June 24, 2019
Ray Jordan, Jakarta – Riots broke out at the Polewali Mandar Class IIB Prison in Polewali Mandar regency, West Sulawesi, on Saturday June 22 over of a requirement that inmates seeking
June 22, 2019
Junaedi, Polewali Mandar – Riots broke out at the Polewali Mandar Class IIB Prison (Lapas Polman) in Polewali Mandar regency, West Sulawesi, on Saturday June 22 after prisoners rejecte
June 19, 2019
Robertus Wardi, Jakarta – The government's old plan to build new prisons on the country's remote islands resurfaced this week, following a high-profile graft convict's escapade from hi
June 15, 2019
Jakarta – Setya Novanto, a former House of Representatives speaker currently serving a 15-year jail sentence for graft, has been transferred to the Gunung Sindur maximum security priso
Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry has moved graft convict Setya Novanto from Sukamiskin prison in Bandung, West Java, to Gunung Sindur prison after a photo showed him hanging
June 11, 2019
Bjorn Dressel, Canberra – The political storm clouds seem to be massing, again, over Indonesia's Constitutional Court.
June 4, 2019
Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry has reduced the prison sentence of 112,523 Muslim inmates across the country as part of Idul Fitri celebrations.
May 15, 2019
It has been more than five years since Indonesia began implementing a national legal aid program but many low-income people still cannot get legal representation.
May 11, 2019
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – A riot broke out in Siak Sri Indrapura Penitentiary in Riau early on Saturday following a drug raid by the prison authority.
May 4, 2019
Jakarta – Human rights activists have slammed the correctional officers of Nusakambangan prison island in Central Java after a video of them mistreating inmates went viral on social me
May 3, 2019
Amilia Rosa and Karuni Rompies, Denpasar – Horrific video has emerged of a group of shackled Indonesian prisoners crawling, shuffling and being dragged across gravel by prison guards a
March 7, 2019
Jakarta – Tambora Police have revealed a drug network for selling crystal methamphetamine controlled from the Salemba penitentiary in Central Jakarta, following the arrest of several a
February 21, 2019
There have been a few moments in recent Indonesian history that embarrassingly revealed to the world how little many Indonesians knew about the history of Nazi Germany, to the point th
January 24, 2019
Jakarta – Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has hinted at the entirely different person he has grown into during his time in prison, even asking his supporters – the self-
Leopold Sudaryono, Jakarta – The government has the power to release convicts, including firebrand Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, who was found guilty of committing acts of terroris
Ganug Nugroho Adi, Surakarta and Jakarta – The sons of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, the radical Muslim cleric who was convicted of masterminding the Bali bombings, said they were disappointed o
Jakarta – With some of his former political rivals ready to welcome him, former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has hinted that he would steer clear of politics.
James Massola & Amilia Rosa – His release took place away from the glare of a huge media scrum – and a small band of loyal supporters who had gathered outside the Mako Brimob priso
January 23, 2019
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly explained that the government formed a team specially tasked to discuss strategies and the following implications o
Jakarta – Instead of returning to politics, former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama might try his hand in oil – and become a talk show host on television.
Anne Barker – Indonesian President Joko Widodo appears to have backed away from plans to offer early release from jail to the alleged mastermind of the Bali bombings, Abu Bakar Bashir,