Saturday, 12 December 2009

Isolated with no before or after

A disturbing interview on NPR yesterday (Questions On Public-Private Prisons For Immigrants) confirmed my impression that the prison system in Indonesia could teach some others a thing or two. We heard about inhumane treatment in a prison in Texas (A Death in Texas). This prison in a remote part of the USA, with 3,700 inmates, has no infirmary! An epileptic prisoner was denied his medication, and locked up in an isolation cell (the "hole"} when he fell sick, because there was nowhere else to put him. He died in the cell.

Read the article. Listen to the program. And thank God that Indonesia is more enlightened.


1 comment:

Rico Gustav said...

This is the first time I saw this blog. Please keep writing, Babe!

Rico Gustav