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Jakarta Post

Call for prison system overhaul amid frequent riots

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Apriadi Gunawan
Langkat, North Sumatra   ●   Fri, May 17, 2019

Law enforcement authorities are hunting down hundreds of inmates who have escaped from a narcotics prison in North Sumatra, following the second prison riot in Sumatra within a week.

During the right, around 500 inmates fled from their cells at the Class-III penitentiary in Hinai, Langkat regency, on Thursday, though 98 of them returned to the correctional facility after police had dispatched personnel in pursuit of the convicts.

North Sumatra Police chief Insp. Gen. Agus Andrianto said he had instructed police personnel for an operation to hunt down the remaining prisoners, particularly along the border of North Sumatra and Aceh.

Agus called on the prisoners who were still on the run to surrender and return to the penitentiary immediately to complete their respective prison sent...

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