Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali in Need of Cell Therapy
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Bali in Need of Cell Therapy

Everyone Agrees: Baliís Kerobokan Prison Needs to Be Rebuilt in a New Location. But No One Wants a Jail Standing in their Backyard

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Kerobokan Prison, New Prison, Overcrowded, Ketut Sudikertam Sihabudin, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, new location for prison, zoning laws
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/26/2012) reports that the regency of Badung in South Bali is calling for the relocation of the Kerobokan Prison to another area of the island, ideally not within their regency.

Saying the continuing pattern of unrest at the over-crowded prison is intolerable, the vice-regent of Badung, I Ketut Sudikerta, added “for a long time we have wanted to see the prison moved to another region.”

Sukikerta said in addition to capacity issues the prison now stands too close to residential areas and villas used by foreigners staying on the island.

Sudikerta, speaking during a visit to the prison still under inmate siege on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, told the press that the regency has been unsuccessful in seeking a new location within the Badung regency. Adding, “so, if possible, don’t build the new prison in Badung.”

Sudikerta said the regency was prepared to make a contribution towards the cost of building a new prison. But he called on the Ministry for Law and Human Rights, who are in charge of prisons, to first conduct a survey. “If, indeed, they recommend the prison be built in our regency, that is not a problem, as long as the building conforms to the Zoning Law,” said Sudikerta.

Commenting on the recent inmate riots at Kerobokan, Sudikerta cited a number of complex, overlapping problems that remained unresolved at Bali’s largest prison. “In the overcrowded condition at the prison, it’s very possible that emotional conflicts have arisen among inmates. If possible, there should be divisions between classes of criminals. Prisoners charged with normal theft should be in separate areas from narcotics, corruption and other cases.”

The vice-regent of Badung said the unrest is affecting the surrounding communities at Kerobokan, including the many long-term foreign residents who live a short distance from the prison's walls.

The prison currently counts 1,015 inmates in a facility built to house only 300. What’s more, only 20 guards are employed to guard the entire prison.

The Director General of Prisons at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Sihabudin, admits that the Kerobokan prison is no longer viable for housing convicted criminals. At the same time, no easy solution is at hand. Sihabudin explained: “It isn't as easy to build a prison as it is to build a community health center. There are various considerations including location, the local environment and security.”


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Ace Trumps Hotels and Restaurants in Bali
Cok Aceí Elected to Third Term as Chairman of Bali-PHRI
Unbeatable Seller Prices for BBTF 2016
Seller Discounts for Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2016 for Confirmed Bookings Made Before November 30, 2016
The More the Merrier?
Denpasar Administration will Not Impose Moratorium on New Hotels
GO-JEK Doesnít Deliver Grass
Famous Indonesian Musician Caught with Marijuana After Using Go-Jek Driver for a Drug Pick Up
When Passengers Roar at the Lion
Angry Lion Air Passengers Commandeer a Runway at Jakartaís Airport
Indonesians Encouraged to Visit Australia
Australia Introducing Easier Visa Controls to Encourage Indonesians to Visit Australia
Striving for Safety
PHRI: Majority of Hotels Falling Short on Security and Safety Assessments
Buy My Horse, He's Hungry
Competing with Modernity, 80-year Old Dokar Driver in Baliís Capital of Denpasar Faces Difficulty in Feeding Himself and His Horse
Banyuwangi Flights from Bali Axed
Garuda Indonesia Cancels Bali to Banyuwangi, East Java Flights
You Raise Me Up
New Minimum 2016 Wage Levels Announced for Badung Regency and Denpasar in Bali
RIMBA Takes Mexican Food to New Heights
UNIQUE Rooftops Bar & Restaurant at RIMBA Jimbaran Offers Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Ready, Aim. . . Wait!
Indonesia Put Stay on Further Executions While Economy Idles
All [News]!