Bali: New correctional facility for drug convicts underway

I think it’s official: every country in the world has an overcrowded prison system.  Even Bali. 

Here’s what I don’t get, though.  They have 1,800 inmates total and nine prisons.  1,000 of those inmates are in one facility.  How are the rest overcrowded?  That’s only 200 inmates per prison (about the size of one prison block in Ohio).

In any case, the country is building a prison specifically to handle its drug offenders in an effort to reduce its overcrowding.

Good luck, I say, because the main lesson to learn from overcrowding is that if you build it, they will fill it.

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