Archipelago

Pontianak penitentiary
provides private rooms
for sex

The Indonesian Ombudsman has revealed that a penitentiary in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, is in violation of the law for providing private rooms in which inmates can have sexual intercourse with their spouses.

"The room is priced at Rp 100,000 per night," Indonesian Ombudsman deputy chief Azlaini Agus said as quoted by Kompas.com in Pontianak on Thursday.

Azlaini said that the facility was clearly a violation of the law.

"An inmate, as stipulated by the law, has had his or her freedom taken away by the state for criminal conduct," Azlaini said.

Azlaini said the findings at the Pontianak penitentiary had been reported to the Presidential Working Unit for the Supervision and Management of Development (UKP4) to be followed up.

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