‘Why don’t they chat as they work?’ A visit to Lo Wu Correctional Institution, Hong Kong

Andrea Huber4th March 2014


Johannes Feest, 31st Mar 2014 at 22:09

The International Penal and Penitentiary Fund (IPPF), the oldest international organisation in the field of penal policy, just had their congress in Bangkok. The topic was womens’ imprisonment, in order to highlight the Bangkok Rules. Delegates had an extensive visit to the womens’ prison. It houses more then 4000 prisoners. Many of them serve very long sentences, usually for drug-related offences. Prison conditions run counter to the letter as well as the spirit of the Bangkok Rules. IPPF delegates were not amused.

Andrea Huber, 01st Apr 2014 at 14:49

PRI had the pleasure to also participate at this very interesting symposium on the Bangkok Rules organised by the International Penal and Penitentiary Fund (IPPF) in Bangkok in March – the content and findings of which we understand will be available as a publication.

Watch out at http://internationalpenalandpenitentiaryfoundation.org/Site/anglais/anglais.htm and visit the page for other interesting publications!

Practitioners from all across the world presented research and experiences relating to women offenders. I particularly remember the ‘Pathways project’, research conducted by Capetown University on the pathway of women to crime and imprisonment. Read the report: http://www.ghjru.uct.ac.za/pdf/hard_times.pdf

Leo, 10th Jun 2014 at 12:15

How sad and most of the female are foreigners who are only allowed to make one call in 3 months and the consular offices don’t know of these inmates – family cannot call as it is difficult to get information due to the language barriers. I am overseas and I want to visit an inmate and its very hard to get information.

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