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  1. New chief vows to tackle prison overcrowding

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Ageing institutions to be redeveloped and expanded To combat overcrowding in the city's prisons, the Correctional Services Department will continue to redevelop and expand ageing institutions, the new prisons commissioner vowed yesterday. Kwok Leung-ming, who took up the post of Commissioner of Correctional Services last month, said 10 of the city's 24 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562196/new-chief-vows-tackle-prison-overcrowding
  2. Correctional Services Department finds dangerous drugs on 17-year-old inmate

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.54pm: The Correctional Services Department said on Thursday it had discovered some dangerous drugs possessed by a 17-year-old man who was newly admitted ... years. Lau was recalled for a breach of supervision order and was admitted to Pik Uk Correctional Institution on February 26. The 17-year-old inmate told the department that he had no idea when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538666/correctional-services-department-finds-dangerous-drugs-17-year-old-inmate
  3. Revamped jail gives inmates new lease of life

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and over with less than 18 months to serve. Commissioner of Correctional Services Kelvin Pang Sung-yuen said it was important to direct offenders, especially younger ones, back into society. ... Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Services Kwok Leung-ming said the department had plans to develop more centres, which would also cater for offenders aged under 21. Mr Kwok acknowledged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556668/revamped-jail-gives-inmates-new-lease-life
  4. Open Days marking Victoria Prison decommissioning planned

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 4.57pm: To mark the decommissioning of Victoria Prison, the Correctional Services Department (CSD) and The Community Chest of Hong Kong will hold open days ... of the changes in attire over the years,? he added. The former Prisons Department was re-named the CSD in 1982. Items from the Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum, Correctional Services Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539565/open-days-marking-victoria-prison-decommissioning-planned
  5. Hat's off to commissioner

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Correctional Services officers raise their hats to Commissioner for Correctional Services Kelvin Pang Sung-yuen at his farewell parade yesterday. Mr Pang (insert) was retiring after 37 years of service. 'Standing on the saluting dais, I am elated and inspired by our high-spirited passing-out members who line up neatly after going through very demanding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557531/hats-commissioner
  6. Prison inmate discovered with six packets of heroin

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Correctional Services Department said on Tuesday. The remand prisoner, surnamed Ng, was admitted to Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre last Tuesday on charges of?possession of a dangerous drug?. On Sunday, ... drugs were continuing on Tuesday.?Acting on intelligence that Ng might have swallowed some drugs, Correctional Services Department officers put him in an isolation cell for close observation,? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545144/prison-inmate-discovered-six-packets-heroin
  7. Inmate escapes for three hours

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The man, identified only as Tse, was found missing at the Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre at about 4.30pm. He was caught at 7.45pm after a search, the Correctional Services Department ... Correctional Services officers were disciplined for poor management. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537893/inmate-escapes-three-hours
  8. Sex offenders could be forced to have counselling

    Posted Nov 11th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... a judge can only recommend a sex offender undergo voluntary rehabilitation while in prison. Programmes run by the Correctional Services Department last up to six months, depending on how great ... Supervision orders provide for counselling sessions and unannounced visits by Correctional Services Department officers. Andrew Powner, another subcommittee member and a solicitor, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/571154
  9. Jailhouse rocks with HKPO

    Posted Jan 24th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... of a classical composition. The Correctional Services Department believes that music plays an important role in the rehabilitation process of prisoners, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) believes that the sounds of an orchestra can bring hope and meaning to life. With these beliefs in mind, the Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution in Stanley in December opened its doors to 50 HKPO ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/534061
  10. Swift action urged on crowded jails

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Number of inmates set to rise 25pc by 2014, correctional services chief warns The need for new jails and extra correctional services staff has grown more urgent, the prisons ... the commissioner of correctional services said. Hong Kong jails were holding 11,372 inmates last week, 320 more than they were built to house. Men's prisons were near full capacity, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/533293

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