Kerobokan Prison

Seminyak, Indonesia

Kerobokan Prison

Kerobokan Penitentiary Institution (Indonesian: Lembaga Pemasyarakatan Kerobokan, also known as LP Kerobokan, Kerobokan Prison or Hotel K) is a prison located in Kerobokan, Badung Regency, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Located 4 km (2.49 miles) away from the Canggu village, the prison opened in 1979 and was built to hold 300 inmates. As of 2017, the Kerobokan Prison contains over 1,400 male and female prisoners of various nationalities. More than 90% of the prisoners are Indonesian and 78% were convicted on drug charges. 15,000 rupiah ($1.08) per day is allocated for each prisoner.

Kerobakan Prison has a long and complicated history of riots and other violence involving prisoners and guards. In December 2015, two inmates were killed because of a riot between rival gangs. As a result of this, police transferred more than one hundred inmates to other local prisons.

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