Director of the Center for Forensic Accounting Studies at the Islamic University of Indonesia
The arrest of several people, including prison warden Wahid Husen, following a sting operation by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) at Sukamiskin prison in Bandung, West Java, last month, unveiled yet again the luxury cell scandal.
During the raid, KPK investigators found that several inmates enjoyed luxurious facilities such as air conditioning, private TVs, refrigerators and even private cell keys.
For many, the discovery at Sukamiskin prison is hardly a surprise as numerous raids in the past had confirmed the severity of prison corruption in Indonesia. All things considered, it appears that the promise of prison reform in Indonesia is not going to materialize any time soon.
The case of special cells for corruption convicts in Sukamiskin has mounted pressure on the government to take immediate action to put an end to pr...
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