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Bound and Bound for Borneo

Seven of 33 Bombing Convicts Now Serving Sentences in Kalimantan.

(8/9/2004) On Monday, August 2, 2004, 7 of the 33 convicts found guilty by courts in Denpasar of involvement in the Bali bombing tragedy were transferred from the Kerobokan Prison facility in Bali to a penitentiary in Balikpapan, Kalimantan.

The seven men are serving varying sentences of between 3 and 6 years for helping two of the Bali bombers evade arrest in Kalimantan before their eventual capture by the police.

The transfer is part of a program that allows convicted Indonesian felons the opportunity to serve their sentences at correctional facilities in closer proximity to family.

The transfer was carried out under the supervision of heavily armed guards supervising the prisoners who were bound in chains. According to officials, the families of the convicts must bear all costs related to the transfer process.