Indonesia is well known for its severe penalties on drug use and trafficking, leading to overcrowded jails and repeat offenders. Kerobokan jail has long been known for its illicit parties, easy access to drugs, and violent gangs inside the facility. Last week, an Australian woman was sentenced to 10 months in this prison after being found with a half-smoked joint of hashish. Many experts believe that sending people like this to jail will more than likely turn them into harder criminals instead of reforming them for society.
This week, new regulations are being put into place where drug users will see the option of drug rehabilitation instead of jail time. Drug traffickers, however, will still see prison time. Will this help reform the jail system? Who will end up benefiting? Read the full story here: http://www.news.com.au/world/indonesia-moves-to-rehabilitate-drug-users/story-fndir2ev-1227021154359