Prison Conditions In Indonesia

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The rule of law is only fitfully respected in Indonesia, the world's fifth largest country. This fact is vital to understanding the conditions of Indonesian prisons. Many of the senior staff of the Directorate of Corrections, the unit of the Ministry of Justice responsible for prisons, are able and concerned people with a clear commitment to prison reform. But they are part of a broader legal system beyond their control in which political manipulation and corruption are common.

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