Joining the growing chorus calling for the closure of Bali’s Kerobokan Prison and its removal to a more remote location on the Island is Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika. As reported by Beritabali.com, Pastika renewed his long-standing call for a new prison for Bali during a meeting with a delegation from the Director General of Prisons, I Wayan Kusmiantha Dusak, from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights visiting his office.
Pastika told the Prison System Officials that the Prison is overcrowded by as much as 300% and sees men, women and juveniles housed badly in a common penitentiary. Adding: “The capacity of the Kerobokan Prison, its location and the fact that foreign prisoners are held there – all argue for an urgent relocation of the prison.” told balidiscovery.com
He added the best location for a new prison would be at the current main rubbish dump for Bali (TPA) in Suwung. Pastika supports this suggestion with the fact that sufficient land exists at Suwung for the establishment of a prison and the relative isolation of the area from residential settings.
Pastika is seeking a modern and sophisticated new main prison for Bali with a capacity of 1,500-2,000