Kerobokan overcapacity problems has prompted officials to consider building a new prison as soon as possible.

Apparently, prisoners serving sentences for drug related crimes will be relocated to a special narcotics prison. The new facility will be located in Bangli with construction beginning in 2013. A special penitentiary for women and children is also planned to be built.

Eventually, Kerobokan prison will be used for general crime. Today there are 1709 inmates in Kerobokan Prison.

  1. Peter Hagul

    The use of overcapacity in prison, I think, is wrong. Overcapacity means that something has more capacity than actually used, usually applied to machines. The correct term is overcrowded prison.

    • Thanks for your comments Peter. I agree with you that the use of the word overcapacity on this occasion was indeed misused. Well spotted.