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Bali’s Kerobokan Prison’s Breakdown on Occupancy and ‘Market Mix’

(9/2/2011) The current prisoner population for Bali’s Kerobokan prison stands at 1,056 convicts living in a facility originally constructed to house only 323 people. Overcrowding by 327% is due mainly to narcotic-related offenders and those awaiting trial on drug offenses.

More facts and figures for the Kerobokan prison from BeritaBali.com:

• Of the 1,056 people house in the prison, 361 (34%) are detained awaiting trial while the remaining 695 (66%) are convicted and serving sentences.

• There are currently 52 foreigners (5%) behind bars at the prison. 12 are awaiting trial and 40 are convicted and serving sentences.

• 9 (1%) of those housed at the prison are juveniles and 130 (12.3%) are female inmates.

• Narcotics charges are linked to 135 under detention awaiting trial and to 362 serving narcotics-related sentences. Combined, this totals 497 inmates or 47% of all those living at the prison.

• Theft cases represent 90 people under detention and 112 serving sentences. Combined theft cases constitute 19% of all inmates.

• Gambling cases account for 22 under detention and 30 under sentence for a combined 5% of all inmates.

• Homicide cases represent 3 people under detention and 37 people serving time. Combined inmates linked to murder represent 4% of those staying at the prison.