The Indonesian Justice and Human Rights Ministry is in the process of finalizing plans for a penitentiary to be built in the Bangli regency of Bali to be used exclusively for the imprisonment of drug offenders.
The Bali head of the prisons division of the Ministry, Priyadi, told the National News Agency Antara in Bali on Monday, March 26, 2012, “At this time, the development is still in the design phase for the prison.”
He said the new prison would include a double prison wall in accordance with international standards for prison facilities.
“We are still waiting for a budget from the central government to realize the building of the prison, because we do not yet have the funding,” Priyadi explained.
Priyadi said that as soon as funds are made available the building of the prison could commence. He said he hoped the prison would be completed by the end of this year. This would allow the full operation of the new prison early in 2012.
“The budget we have proposed form the prison is around Rp. 90 billion (US$10 million).
Priyadi said the location selected for the new prison was ideal as it was far from residential areas. The proposed prison facility will have a capacity of between 500-700 inmates.
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